March 28, 2022

Coming of age with Crouzon syndrome – with Ariel Henley

As a child, Ariel Henley's face was compared to a Picasso painting. This horrifying comment didn’t come from a schoolyard bully. It was written in a magazine article about Ariel and her experience growing up with Crouzon syndrome, a congenital...

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As a child, Ariel Henley's face was compared to a Picasso painting.

This horrifying comment didn’t come from a schoolyard bully. It was written in a magazine article about Ariel and her experience growing up with Crouzon syndrome, a congenital condition that affects the shape of her face.

From that day forward, Ariel was determined to tell her story. She transformed that insult into the title of her new memoir, “A Face for Picasso.”

Tune into my latest episode to hear Ariel talk about her book, as well as:

  • Her story of growing up with Crouzon syndrome
  • The pain and harassment she faced
  • Finding self-acceptance
  • Her advocacy for face equality and authentic media representation of people with facial differences and other disabilities

To find out more about Ariel and her work, visit her website at www.arielhenley.com and order her memoir, “A Face for Picasso.”

 

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This episode also features a promo of the Art Heals All Wounds podcast.

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