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.

View a list of companies and organizations partnering with Changing the Face of Beauty who support our mission to change perceptions and ignite futures through advertising and the media.


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:

Marketing Materials

Providing cutting edge marketing materials through an inclusion stock image portfolio as well as statistical analysis on the value of inclusion.

Educational Programs

Specifically designed marketing programs for high schools and colleges that show students the effects of media imagery and impact of inclusion.

Convention Presence

Placing speakers whose specialty is inclusion in advertising at every major marketing convention.

Program Support

Supporting and hosting programs that raise awareness of inclusion, attracting companies to the idea of inclusion, and promoting partner companies.

In Six Short Years We Have…

Impacted the Perception of Beauty
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 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”

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

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

Partnered with Tori Spelling’s “Little Maven” and collaborated on an inclusive holiday look book featuring children of all abilities .

Created Viral Campaign
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.

Our Ambassadors

  • Sofia Sanchez
    Sofia Sanchez

    My story is one made for the movies. I was abandoned at birth and spent the first 14 months of my life in an orphanage. My forever mom and dad found me on an adoption ministry website and came to get me in 2010. My mom and dad loved taking pictures of me and my career began to take off! Last year I modeled for Matilda Jane Clothing and Plaid Buttercup and can often be seen on Zulily. I have also had an acting part of ABC Family’s Switched at Birth and I was in several Target commercials!

  • Chelsea Werner
    Chelsea Werner

    Chelsea started gymnastics with Special Olympics when she was 8 years. Her gymnastics really started to improve once she joined USA GYMNASTICS. Chelsea is now a 4X US SPECIAL OLYMPICS GYMNASTICS CHAMPION and 2X WORLD CHAMPION. Her life story was featured on the Today Show. She filmed an international campaign for H&M in Havana, Cuba and also walked in NYFW in September 2016 and LAFW in October 2016. Chelsea is looking forward to advocating for more inclusion in the Fashion/Marketing Industry in 2017!

  • Finley Smallwood
    Finley Smallwood

    Meet Finley, a vibrant 3 year old on the greatest mission of her life, she’s learning to walk! She was born prematurely and suffered a brain injury, as a result she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. In Fall 2016, Finley gained global support for an online campaign that fundraised over $60k for her to have a Life-Changing surgery, which will allow her to walk independently one day. Finley’s Instagram has caught much attention as she has partnered with many large brands. She is proving to the world that you shouldn’t let anything stop your light from shining!

Founder of Changing the Face of Beauty

Katie Driscoll

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. 

Contact Us

Use the form below to get in touch with our team or send and email to katie@changingthefaceofbeauty.org