25 May 2021
Dexter, who has Neurofibromatosis Type 1, is currently studying Film and Media at Ravensbourne University, London. Dexter is the first person in his family with NF, with neither of his parents having it. First diagnosed as a child he spent a lot of time growing up being self-conscious about his NF but has since learned that; we are all different and we should show our differences proudly.
Dexter's documentary project called on members of the NF community to share their daily experiences of living with Neurofibromatosis. Living with the condition himself, he wanted to focus on exactly how people are affected, getting people to open up about the condition so that people can understand the impacts in greater detail and on a more personal level. The documentary is now live and can be viewed below.
The documentary’s theme is ‘Identity & Disability. Diving deep into the truths of disability and the perception of disabilities, as at times disabilities can be generalised as well as misunderstood.
"I would also like the focus to steer towards what it really means to have NF, as each person with NF will have a different story. My target audience is teens to young adults with NF, as they may be more self-conscious about who they are as a person. This documentary would hopefully allow them to feel more comfortable in their skin. My target audience will widen to the general public, as especially now during the lockdown, more people are engaging with unknown subjects. This documentary will hopefully be interesting to those viewers who are not only interested in NF but also want to understand and learn more about a different topic, such as Neurofibromatosis."