09-11-2010 1:32 PM
My name is Caroline and I was born with a facial difference called Hypertelerism, which is the wide spacing of the eyes. I also had a premature closer of the suture which means my soft spot closed too quickly after I was born. Therefore, as a child I had more than 12 surgeries and lots of hospital experiance. I am now a high school and college graduate with a family studies degree and I wanted to work in the social services or medical setting. However, because of many stares and people assuming I cannot do a job due to my facial difference it has been quit challenging to find a full time job or volunteer work. All I want to do is live and work on my own and not still be living at home. Does anyone have any advice on how to handle a facial difference in an interview or volunteer setting? I don't like to wear make up because I feel like my scar represents who I am on the outside.