The artist tells us how she feels about being on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth
Artist Alison Lapper was born with no arms or legs as the result of a condition called Phocomelia. She was rejected by her mother and brought up in a tough care home, but fought to become a recognised artist.
She was awarded an MBE for services to the arts and has now been chosen as the subject for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square .
She explains to Jenni what has driven her throughout her life.
My Life in My Hands by Alison Lapper with Guy Feldman – Published by Simon and Schuster ISBN 0-7432-7558-6