Episode 37: Sylvia Mac

Spinning Plates with Sophie Ellis-Bextor

By Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Episode 37: Sylvia Mac

Monday, 19 July

Sylvia Mac is a campaigner, a survivor and an award winner. Sylvia was two when she suffered horrific burns, in a scalding accident, and was given the last rites. Against the odds, she survived but it wasn't till her 40s that she learned to accept her scars and not to feel ashamed of them. Her three children have been on a difficult journey with her but there is love everywhere in her life and she says it's never too late to start believing you're beautiful. She won the Wellness Warrior award in 2020 and founded Love Disfigure to offer support to those living with burns and scarring.

Trigger warning: this podcast mentions a burning accident and suicidal thoughts.


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