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Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast

Sep 14, 2021

It’s time to expand our capacity for human connection by embracing our differences. Dina is the Director of Family Programs at myFace. MyFace is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the faces - and transforming the lives - of children and adults with facial differences. This is a mission that Dina finds herself perfectly aligned with. As someone with a facial difference herself, Dina’s goal is to advocate for the craniofacial community and make sure their voices are heard which she does daily through her work.


Let’s dive into this episode together and learn more about how Dina continues to make it an amazing world and why it’s okay to ask questions about our differences.


[00:01 - 6:40] Opening Segment

  • I introduce Dina Zuckerberg
  • The scope of Dina’s work and impact 
    • Born with a facial difference 
    • Life growing up
    • Joining myFace 

[06:41 - 21:14] Why it’s Okay to Ask Questions About Our Differences

  • How the book Wonder applies to Dina’s life 
    • Dina’s journey accepting her difference and support
    • Beginning to share her story
    • The Wonder Project
  • The importance of communication 
    • Wrestling the fear of the unknown 
    • Not just our differences but our commonalities 
  • Words matter - what are the right ones? 
    • Everyone has their own preference 
    • How to ask someone what to say 
    • The liberation of accepting your difference 
  • The importance of vulnerability within communication 

[21:15 - 31:44] Letting People Know They’re not Alone 

  • How we can begin to approach people differently
    • Bypassing natural assumptions
  • The goal of myFace 
    • Starting by helping people who were injured in war 
    • Transitioning to children and adults
    • Providing access to holistic care 
    • Education, resources, and support


  • A word about the Conspiracy of Goodness Summit


[31:45 - 44:13] The Masks that We Share

  • Dina shares about removing the mask
  • What you can learn from children
    • Appreciating differences 
    • Leaning towards kindness 
  • Facing the bully the right way
    • There is a story behind the bully 
    • Be kinder than you need to be 
  • What Dina wishes everybody new 
    • Everyone is on a journey 
    • Choose kindness over anything 
    • Find the shared story

[44:14 - 53:30] Closing Segment

  • Dina’s thoughts on living with purpose 
    • Grateful for all experiences
    • The feeling of doing what you love 
  • Managing the meaning of your experiences
  • How you can support Dina
  • What proves to Dina that it’s still an amazing world
  • Final announcements 


Tweetable Quotes:

“There’s power in a shared story knowing you’re not alone.” - Dina Zuckerberg

“I think I’d rather have somebody ask about my difference than just pretend it’s not there, if they’re curious and want to know more.” - Dina Zuckerberg

“I think everybody to some extent wears a mask and it goes with the idea of being vulnerable…” - Dina Zuckerberg 

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