This image was used to publicise the photographic exhibition Intimate encounters: disability and sexuality. A model with a mobility disability posed as a she-devil in her wheelchair for Australian photographer Belinda Mason-Lovering. The exhibition presented people with disabilities as they wanted to be seen, rather than as other people saw them. Mason-Lovering stated that people with disabilities 'have our own, unique sexual journey, mapped out with secret adventure, whispered aspirations, the pain of risk and an over riding urge for intimacy'. Her goal was to empower people with disabilities by challenging stereotypes and presenting a diversity of experience and desire. The exhibition toured Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, Spain and Canada.
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Photograph by Belinda Mason-Lovering
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