A new magazine aimed towards people with physical disfigurations will launch next spring. It’s called My Face, and it’s the pet project of a self esteem support group called MFMS, or My Face My Style. The magazine will include interviews, medical information, and advice on how to fight discrimination at work and at school for the estimated one million people in Japan who suffer from facial injuries or deformities. These people aren’t legally considered as physically handicapped, so there’s little support. The founder, 42-year old Hiroko Togawa, told Mainichi:
You never know when something like this can happen, such as those of us who have been involved in an accident. I hope the magazine will help take the worry out of finding hospitals and dealing with symptoms.