Namaste Nepal Reports, Kathmandu May 19,2016
25 -year-old Katie was diagnosed with crippling conditions disc degenerative disease and spinal stenosis at the age of 15. However, it did not stopped her to become a model, infact she become the first plus size di$@bled model in the UK. Despite of result of loss of mobility, pain and paralysis, she didn’t loses her will power.
Katie was once able to live an active life after $urgery and a few months of rehabilitation. She was all able to enjoy badminton, horse riding and ballet. However, the recovery lasted only for a short period. Later, after 4 years, she under went major $urg*ery as the pain got wo*rse.
It took over a year of intense physiotherapy for Katie, before she was able to take her first steps again. It took her more than a year just to learn how to walk again.
Katie life totally transformed after the Models of Diversity, a charity approached her during her rehabilitation. They wanted her to promote a more diverse representation of beauty in the fashion industry.
According to her, modeling have always been her dream since she was a little girl to be a solicitor but at the same time when she got ill and the modelling opportunity came up it gave her confidence and gave her life back. However, there are a few di$@bled models but they are not plus size. They don’t even have any household plus size models over here . They call Kelly Brook plus size and Katie just call her curvy! People have got it ingrained in their minds that beauty looks like one thing and di$@bility isn’t included in that by the fashion industry or media.