Posts tagged "wheelchairs"

Finding Freedom: Artist Explores The Ocean In Underwater Wheelchair

Sue Austin is a performance and installation artist based in the UK. She has been wheelchair-bound since 1996, and dedicated her artistic work to "finding ways to understand and represent my embodied experience as a wheelchair user." Most recently this goal has led her to team with scientists and diving experts to create…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2012

Lady Gaga, There’s Only Room For One Mermaid In A Wheelchair In Hollywood

Lady Gaga's newest alter ego has emerged from incubation and is already causing trouble. Gaga introduced "Yuyi," a wheelchair-bound goth-mermaid, to her Australian fans last week at a show in Sydney. The Aussie Monsters loved Yuyi, but not everyone was as excited. Not surprisingly, disability advocates everywhere are calling Gaga out for using paralysi…
By: Kamilah Black / July 19, 2011