Changing the Face of Beauty is an approved 501c3 nonprofit corporation that is committed to equal representation of people with disabilities in advertising and media worldwide.
Changing the Face of Beauty empowers people living with disabilities by advocating for inclusive imagery, thus changing perceptions and igniting futures in the media and advertising industries. Changing the Face of Beauty will be achieved through partnerships with both private and commercial retailers, penetrating the creative and business world by:
In Five Short Years We Have…
Impacted the Perception of Beauty
Changing the Face of Beauty committed over 100 companies to include models with a disability in their advertising.
Helped put Model on the Runway
Helped to put the first woman with Down syndrome, Jamie Brewer, on the runway at New York fashion week 2015.
Appeared on the Today Show segment “Beauty Is”
Appeared on the Today Show segment “Beauty Is” in 2014 talking about our mission to see more inclusion of models of all abilities in everyday advertising.
Produced Photography Shoots
Produced photography shoots educating retailers on what their products look like on models with and without disabilities.
Partnered with Tori Spelling
Partnered with Tori Spelling’s “Little Maven” and collaborated on an inclusive holiday look book featuring children of all abilities .
Created Viral Campaign
Created a viral “Back to School” photo shoot that reminded the advertising community, although children of all abilities are returning to school, inclusion is not reflected in most back to school advertising.
Founder of Changing the Face of Beauty
Founder and President of Changing the Face of Beauty (nonprofit), Katie Driscoll, believes media and advertising can change perceptions of the largest minority in the world the disability community. Katie was recently named 2017 TODAY Style Hero, and Good House Keepings 2017 Awesome Women Award.
Katie has been featured on the Today Show, as well as interviewed by Huffington Post, People Magazine, and other media publications. She believes the future of the disability community will be changed if companies value this enormous minority as a consumer in their advertising.