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Artist born with no arms challenges disability stereotypes

  • Watch the full report by Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford below:

Friday marks International Women's Day and all this week ITV News Meridian is celebrating remarkable women from across our region, across different walks of life and across generations.

Our second report is about an artist from Brighton who is challenging assumptions and stereotypes about disability.

If I knew where my confidence and strength came from, I'd give to people."

– Alison Lapper, Artist
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Alison Lapper is a mouth and foot painting artist.

She was born with no arms and shortened legs.

A sculpture of Alison was created for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square

A sculpture of Alison was created for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in 2005.

Alison says it "opened people's eyes to the fact that disabled people do have children and do have bodies".

The workshops get students to consider how disabled people do things differently Credit: ITV News Meridian

Alison has visited the University of Brighton to take some workshops to get students to look at how disabled people do things differently.

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