Consider the facts:

  • People with disabilities remain virtually invisible in the media.
  • History shows that the more that differences are seen in the media, the more common people with disabilities seem, thus providing them greater opportunities for independence and employment.
  • Less than 1% of the approximate 125 million companies in the world represent people with disabilities in their advertising.
  • Only 17% of people living with a disability are working. Compare that to the 68% of people living without a disability who are working full time jobs.

CTFOB Partners

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 began in 2012 through a conversation at my kitchen table. We went to work and took the message of inclusion in advertising to outlets like The Today Show, Fox News, The Huffington Post, People.com, Redbook.com, BuzzFeed, as wells as numerous local news programs across the world. We pushed designers on the runway of New York Fashion Week and helped put the first woman with Down syndrome on the runway in 2015.  We could not be more thrilled with the 104 brands that globally accepted and achieved the challenge of creating diverse imagery in 2015.

Our 2016 Budget

For the 2016 budget, we need to raise $300K for the following projects:

23%

to produce an educational media program designed for students explaining the effects of media imagery and the impact of inclusion on the disability community.

20%

to create a user friendly stock image portfolio of quality disability “stock imagery” to be used by advertisers for marketing materials.

17%

to fund research that will provide companies with statistical analysis demonstrating the value of inclusion in advertising.

7%

to host events throughout the year
that raise awareness and attract
companies to the idea that inclusion sells.

33%

to cover administrative needs. (staffing, legal,
website, social media, and outreach)

Would you financially support our mission to change perceptions and ignite futures through advertising and the media?

It is time to give Changing the Face of Beauty a foundation of research as well as financial support to provide partnering companies with casting, promotional and educational guidance. Inclusion, employment and independence will not come until people with disabilities are seen all the time.

CTFOB Partners

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.

Contact Us

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

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