The calendar that shows disability in a different lightby Beatrice Credi - 2013.11.22
The title of the calendar - Undressing disability - produced by British association Enhance the UK, speaks for itself. The calendar contains 12 photos in which the models with disabilities show off their bodies. They include people who are blind, deaf and have cerebral palsy photographed in very British scenes such as next to a taxi or near some of London's finest attractions such as Big Ben or Tower Bridge. Is the calendar a provocation or a publicity stunt? Jennie Williams, CEO of Enhance the UK, who suffers from degenerative hereditary deafness, explains the intention: “Too often, people see those with disabilities as asexual beings, who are not able to have a healthy and active sex life or romances.” Williams says that the initiative aims to change the way society perceives sex and disability. The calendar is available for free, although a voluntary donation is requested. All funds raised will go towards a project on emotional and sexual education.
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