See me... then see me
Julie Howell of Jooly's Joint fame, (and a former contestant on our very own 'Disability Wars' podcast quiz, no less!) is one of the subjects of a new collection featuring female nudes by British artist Melissa Mailer-Yates.
The collection, entitled "See me... then see me" focuses on the sensuality of women with MS. Julie was diagnosed with MS at the age of 20.
Julie says: "When the MS Society invited me to sit for the paintings I felt a mixture of anxiety and excitement. Naturally, I had misgivings about posing nude. At the same time I knew this was a huge privilege! I never dreamed I would be painted by a famous British artist. It is the opportunity of a lifetime."
Julie's also started a blog which details her experience... and where you can also see the paintings. Check it out at www.beautythroughstrength.com.