A little bit about me:
I am an actress, broadcaster, writer and trainee lawyer; not really that unusual but I am also paraplegic as a result of an accident as a teenager. I first began modelling in 1994 when I won the UK's first ever modelling competition for disabled people "Model in a Million". Since then I have worked on many different campaigns and featured in newspapers and magazines all over the world. In 2010 I appeared in Channel 4's "How to Look Good Naked...with a Difference", this lead to an appearance in the Debenhams advertising for the relaunched Principles range designed by Ben de Lisi, making me the first disabled model to feature in an advertising campaign for a high street fashion brand. I was later featured again modelling the Debenhams Autumn 2010 range in store windows nationwide.I have also appeared on numerous television programmes speaking about modelling, acting and the portrayal of disabled people in the media. More recently I have returned to my primary passion, acting and have trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama. I juggle the demands of my work as a trainee solicitor along acting roles and I continue to write and try to raise the profile of disability in the mainstream media wherever I can.
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