Ouch talk show 117: Stump art, disabled models, black canes

  • 5 March 2015
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On this month's show: The blind man who swapped his white cane for a marching band and the amputee who dresses her stump up as celebrities and gets social media followers to guess who it is. Plus why were there no disabled models at London Fashion Week?

With Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan.

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More about this month's guests and discussions:

  • Jillian Mercado is a fashion blogger and model - she was the face of a Diesel advertising campaign last year. She has muscular dystrophy and is a wheelchair user.
  • Chelsey Jay campaigns for the fashion industry to feature more disabled models. She is an ambassador for Models of Diversity and tweets here.
  • Carmen Papalia is a visually impaired artist from Canada. He is currently in residence at London's Victoria and Albert museum. A previous work, Mobility Device, saw him replace his white cane with a marching band that led him around an unfamiliar town by sound.
  • Jackie Hagan had her right leg amputated 18 months ago due to blood clots. She has embraced life as an amputee and made it part of her new comedy show, Some People Have Too Many Legs. She also dresses her stump up as celebrities and asks her followers to guess who they are. You can see them on her Twitter page.
  • Music is from rock band Symmetry, who are due to tour with McBusted later this month. Their lead guitar player Jared Hara is blind.
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Image caption Comedian Jackie Hagan and model Jillian Mercado join the discussion from Salford and New York

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