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I can’t feel my face anymore – mask dysphoria

Of course, we all can agree that facemarks were needed, and necessary without doubt to prevent the spread of covid.

Having now spent 3 years working as a carer for adults, I have started to feel a sense of shame or guilt about my full face. Seeing someone bare their face, feels somehow offensive. My mind draws the rest of the face and I often imagine the face to be different from the one which is behind it. And did you know, our brains erase our noses, as in reality we can always see them.

I was looking back at the first lockdown videos, as YouTube congratulated me on 100 subscribers. This early TikTok video is one of the last memories I have, of feeling normal about faces.

The constant compulsory mask wearing, has disoriented my spacial awareness of faces, and even how to move mine. I find myself less sure of myself as I speak to my colleagues on the bus stop without our masks. But fortunately it only takes a smile to break the ice.

Saying good bye to the freedom to wear your face as it is. Three years on, does anyone else have similar feelings of dysphoria or shame and guilt about showing your face without covering your mouth or nose and mouth?

How long should we treat covid as an emergency

I tend to get a Bristol Post themed feed through on my phone on the Google Start Screen.

Today I saw a headline ‘Mayor says let’s make masks on buses and trains law’.

back view of man wearing yellow hoodie standing in the water
Photo by Xandro Vandewalle on Pexels.com

I disagree that we should go back into forcing people to wear masks by law after Freedom Day was agreed finally by the government.

Lot’s of people still wear them, but finally we have a choice.

I still have to wear some sort of PPE at work and it doesn’t solve a couple of important things.

Some people’s lives have become quite alot smaller since covid, and they may never realistically lead the fulfilling lives they had pre-pandemic.

The masks produce litter everywhere!!

We’re in a period where we are also seeing the alcohol and drug related death rate increase, following the lockdowns.

They think it’s all over… and now it is… but does it really matter? (matt Hancock 2)

  • It was consensual
  • He might have been bored with his auburn hair Caucasian wife?
  • He couldn’t have taken her home with him, could he?

Here I am making lots of excuses for Matt Hancock.

  • Maybe he wanted some escapism from the stress of his role?

Boris said he felt Matt’s future in politics was far from over.

Given that online dating has been available throughout the lockdown.

Do you not think that a number of people have broken the rules over these things without us knowing.

  • I think his political role is in many senses over
  • He had a good success with the vaccine programme.
  • We all make mistakes

Perhaps the outcome will depend on how he follows through with his relationship with his new girlfriend.

We’re not proud of the way we got together, but we certainly are now proud to be together going forward.

Matt Hancock and Gina x