Talking to a Disfigured Person Can Instantly Make Your Brain Kinder

Last night, actor/comedian Adam Pearson hosted a one-hour BBC Three special called The Ugly Face of Disability Hate Crime. Pearson, whom you may recognize from his brief role in the 2014 Scarlett Johansson alien movie Under the Skin, shared his own experiences with ableist bigotry resulting from having neurofibromatosis type 1, which causes noncancerous tumors to grow on the nerve endings of his face. Through interviews with other people with disabilities, Pearson explored how socially...

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