“If I’m not ugly, no one is” : Robert Hoge owns his face

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but author Robert Hoge disagrees with that notion. He thinks it’s time we start accepting that some people are simply ugly and there’s nothing wrong with that.
“I think we need to stop trying to convince people that differences in appearance don’t matter by pretending they don’t exist,” he says.

Hoge was born with facial and body deformities which left him permanently scarred. In his memoir for young readers,  Ugly: A Beautiful True Story About Courage, Empathy, and One Very Ugly Kid, Hoge explains how his appearance created barriers between him and the rest of the world.

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