From clown to high-fashion star, story of deaf model

by Beatrice Credi - 2017.02.22
From clown to high-fashion star, story of deaf model
  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Whatsapp
  • Print

Carola Insolera, deaf since birth, is also a star in the world of fashion. Her story is truly bizzare. Born in Norway, she first worked in the circus as clown, trapeze artist, and contortionist. The fashion runway got added to the list only in 2011. In a recent interview, she declared that she sees deafness as a benefit, because visual communication is part of her daily life. In addition, she commented that not being able to hear the music as she walks down the runway is not a problem at all. She feels the vibration of the sounds with her entire body. Carola juggles the life of a fashion model with her life as mom. In fact, she never leaves her 4-month-old daughter Delphine far behind.

  • Romania is betting on tourism for disabled

    The Romanian city of Constanza will become the first in Europe to have a beach dedicated exclusively to disabled individuals. The therapeutic will be developed on a plot of land that is 22,000 square meters and will have an access ramp, special areas for sun-bathing, a special sensorial zone that Read More.

  • How many blind people are there in the world

    36 million people in the world have some kind of visual impairment, according to a study recently published in The Lancet showing results up to 2015. Worldwide, moderate and severe visual defect rates have been significantly reduced by the improvement in living conditions, public health programs, developing treatments such as Read More.

  • The global tactile printing market is constantly expanding

    The global tactile printing market is expected to witness a significant growth with increasing investment in braille printing technologies. It was valued at US$ 1,250 Mn in 2016 and, according to a recent study by Credence Research, is expected to grow by 4.5% through the forecast period 2017 – 2025. In Read More.

  • New USA program of bike-sharing for disabled citizens

    Portland is the first American city to adopt a bike-sharing city for disabled citizens. “Adaptive Biketown” is the program sponsored by Nike and it allows individuals to rent a special bicycle for less than $5 an hour. Each bike is adapted to the special needs of this unique population: for Read More.

  • Resistance training slows the progression of multiple sclerosis

    Resistance training slows the progression of multiple sclerosis and even reverses brain shrinkage. A study published on the Multiple Sclerosis Journal shows, for the first time, that exercise can actually halt the progression of the neurological disease. Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are told that is helpful to stay as healthy Read More.

  • Book series dedicated entirely to young readers with dyslexia

    Dyscool is a book series entirely dedicated to young people with dyslexia. This initiative was born of a partnership between two publishing houses: the first, an innovative start-up, Mobydys, specialized in creating digital materials for cognitively diverse readers and inventor of digital books for dyslexic children; and the second, Nathan, Read More.