January 15, 2024 at 1:00 am

myFace, myStory: Don’t Stare, See Me: A Conversation

Podcast Release Date: January 15th, 2024

On this month’s myFace, myStory podcast episode, host Dina Zuckerberg is joined by Naomi Levinshtein and Aaliyah Booker.  They will share their personal journeys, and their advocacy work, and discuss the profound importance of the “Don’t Stare, See Me” campaign for themselves and their community.

Read about our guest below the video: 

Aaliyah Booker is a facial difference and disability advocate. She is also a D1 student-athlete at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ, majoring in Biology and aspiring to work in the medical field. She was born with Goldenhar Syndrome, which came with a long road of surgeries, therapies, and a lot of rehabilitation. Aaliyah shares her story to empower the youth who look different to believe “Different is Beautiful” and prove to society that we are more than just our differences! You can find her on all social media platforms celebrating her uniqueness, especially on YouTube interviewing others within the facial difference community so they can share their stories, accomplishments, and goals! Additionally, she recently started her own business: “Born to Stand Out.” which focuses on self-love and acceptance.

Naomi Levinshtein is a 24-year-old makeup artist, photographer, Brooklyn College graduate, and facial equality advocate, born with Van der Woude Syndrome. Naomi loves blending her art with her advocacy and believes everyone deserves to feel beautiful.

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