TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Personality

I Am Not Disabled

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Personality, 2nd Place winner in Editorial
  • Jury Top 5 Selection
  • Photographer
    Silvia Alessi
  • Photo Date

I met in Tokyo several amputated people not considering themselves disabled. Dancer Koichi Omae told me “if you do not feel physical pain, mental suffering or practical difficulties, you are not disabled" he told me “so I am not". Punk pop singer Masami Orimo decided not only to show her prosthesis on stage, but even to play it like a stringed musical instrument. Illustrator Makiko Sugawa knows that clothes and fashion can have a big impact on how a woman feels about herself. So if a woman with a disability can be "stylish", other girls in the same condition can follow her example.

I work as a hair stylist near Milan, Italy. My passion are travel and photography. My last photographic project is called skin. I wanted to tell the story of albino people and acid attacked women in India.