This unflattering photo of me was taken in 2009 about a month after surgery on my jaw that changed my appearance so drastically that some of my friends did not recognize me. (Clearly, I was still recovering from the surgery in this photo). I had no idea beforehand it would alter my appearance so profoundly.
Aji Magazine recently accepted a piece I wrote about the experience called Autobiography of My Face and it is now available to read for free at this link: http://www.ajimagazine.com/uploads/2/2/2/8/22289112/ajimagazinespring2021issue14.pdf
My piece is on page 66.