The Phil & Simon Show – Face It with James Partridge

You’re out with a friend or colleague and because they look different from many, they are receiving some stares which you notice. What should you do? If you’re out with James Partridge, ask him, as it’s highly likely that he’s noticed way before you and he’s already ‘dealing with it’. James is a distinguished person. In his life, his family, his career and a few other ways too. In 1990 his first book, ‘Changing Faces: the Challenge of Facial Disfigurement’ was published by Penguin. It talked about his experiences after he sustained 40% burns to his face, upper body, arms, and hands in a car accident at the age of 18 in 1970. Soon after the book he founded the charity Changing Faces in 1992 and more recently has gone worldwide setting up the organisation Face Equality International.In the early 2000s James, along with Phil and Simon and Stephen Lloyd, worked together on Dining with a Difference. These were successful and impactful choreographed dinners for the boardrooms of UK organisations. We take a look at some of them.  James has written a second book which he describes and more personal this time. Face It: Facial Disfigurement and My Fight For Face Equality, Pebble Press is released out now. James’ website  ( on Twitter   @JRJPartridge

Author: PhilFriend

Dr Phil Friend (OBE FRSA) himself a wheelchair user, is acknowledged as the UK's foremost consultant on disability matters. A powerful and highly popular communicator, his company – Phil & Friends – has provided consultancy to many of the country's best-known companies. In addition to his professional activities, he is also a respected champion for equal opportunities and diversity in general, where his special blend of humour and direct speaking has won admirers from around the world.

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