"NSPCC children-support service Childline is showing that everyone is
different, and therefore no-one is “normal”, in a campaign launching
today (9 November).
The charity found that cases of children struggling with body image,
sexuality, gender identity and mental health soared during the
coronavirus lockdown in the UK.
“Nobody is normal” aims to highlight to them that it is an experience
that everyone shares and there is someone they can talk to, whatever
their feeling or situation.
In the stop-motion animated film, created by The Gate, a creature
dresses up as a schoolboy but struggles to make friends because he is
constantly worried about his real body showing through the uniform.
When it becomes clear that a fellow student is suffering from the same
problem, in a sign of solidarity the protagonist strips off his façade
to show his true self. Much to his surprise, everyone else follows suit,
revealing themselves to be a variety of colourful and quirky figures
underneath their "normal" clothes."
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics