There are lot of you out there who have poland syndrome who would be quick to point out its not a disability. Poland syndrome however, does cause people to stop and stare. To maybe ask intrusive questions. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we were all a little more accepting of “different”. As posted on our facebook page recently. “Imperfection is Individuality”. The quote associated was simply “We are all perfectly imperfect”. It was a popular post and seemed to strike a chord with our readers. So we thought we’d continue the theme on our blog today.
We found this wonderful video about an event that happened in Zurich. The video comes with subtitles so you can follow what is being said but for us a picture tells a thousand words or in this case a video does just that.
This is quoted with the video on youtube:
“Disabled mannequins will be eliciting astonished looks from passers-by on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse today. Between the perfect mannequins, there will be figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions. One will have shortened limbs; the other a malformed spine. The campaign has been devised for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Pro Infirmis, an organisation for the disabled. Entitled “Because who is perfect? Get closer.”, it is designed to provoke reflection on the acceptance of people with disabilities. Director Alain Gsponer has captured the campaign as a short film.
The figures are life-sized, three-dimensional representations of Miss Handicap 2010, Jasmin Rechsteiner, radio presenter and film critic Alex Oberholzer, track and field athlete Urs Kolly, blogger Nadja Schmid and actor Erwin Aljukic.
“We often go chasing after ideals instead of accepting life in all its diversity. Pro Infirmis strives especially for the acceptance of disability and the inclusion of people with disabilities,” says Mark Zumbühl, a member of the Pro Infirmis Executive Board, in describing the campaign.”