Jana and Ariel discuss Ariel’s journey into writing and ultimately finding community when her essays began being published in Narratively. Ariel has been published writing about the movie Wonder, about sex ed for people with disabilities and about dating as a person with facial difference. Ultimately, Ariel challenges beauty standards and hopes that people in power will respond to pressure to diversify visual representation of people in mainstream media. She believes that this will happen when more people will speak their truths and tell their stories.
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