How to Look Good Naked is back and featuring more disabilities!

Once again my Wednesday nights mean I’m glued to the TV for another season of How to Look Good Naked. My favorite series was of course How to Look Good Naked… With a Difference where three women with different disabilities were given Gok’s usual confidence-building treatment.

I was concerned that the portrayal of people with disabilities would diminish with the end of that series. But not only has Gok continued to include model Kelly Knox who was born without a forearm, but some of the main ‘characters’ have a form of disability.

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Last night saw Charlotte, who uses a stick to aid walking after recovering from spinal surgery, contending with her own negative image of the scars she has been left with. And in a similar scenario the first episode featured Simon whose low confidence developed after the curve in his spine was corrected.

Some felt the With a Difference series worked only to segregate disabilities. But although these new disabilities featured may not be as obvious, I’m pleased to see Gok is still working to represent disability in the mainstream show. Keep at it Gok!

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July 29, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment.

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