"I was constantly told I was ugly..."
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'At school, I was told I was ugly... but I know my worth'

At school, Rekha Sharma was told she was ugly and would never have a professional career.

She was born with a rare condition called hemifacial microsomnia, which means one side of her face is underdeveloped.

Rehka is now a successful solicitor in Manchester. She says she hopes people's prejudices towards facial disfigurement will not get in the way of her finding a partner.

"The superficial nature of the Asian introduction system is flawed," she said. "They want someone successful, but they also want someone to look the part."

  • 16 Jun 2019
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