Ariel Henley is a writer from Northern California. She has a B.A. in English and Political Science from the University of Vermont. She writes about her experience growing up with a facial disfigurement as a result of Crouzon Syndrome, as well as issues related to equality, human connection, and understanding trauma through the lens of her own experiences. Her work has appeared in Narratively, The Mighty, and as part of the Exposed Exhibition at the Helen Day Art Center. She can be found on Twitter @ariel_henley9.