Friend or Foe?
Hi, I’m Boo! Aptly named, because people jump smartly into focus like a “Boo!” whenever something helps me to finally recognise them… I have been Face Blind all my life, but it took me 30 years to discover that this was the reason for so many puzzling, embarrassing and frustrating encounters with other people. A TV documentary helped me to identify the issue and realise that I was not the only one wrestling with these difficulties.
Then, in February 2019, I spent “one day of fame” all over the BBC, this time it being me that was featuring in a documentary piece about Prosopagnosia. It was fantastic to be able to spread understanding and empathy about this awkward condition to such a big audience. It is hoped that this Blog will now also enable more people to comprehend how troubling it can be to cope with situations in daily life, both for those with Face Blindness and those who know them closely. These true-life incidents aim to explain and entertain through sharing just some of the many day-to-day happenings that can arise from living with this challenging neurological condition of being: FACE BLIND…