Amputee Pop Star Viktoria Modesta is Here to Widen Your Perspective and Blow Your Mind
“Forget what you know about disability,” says the new video from model/musician Viktoria Modesta, who just also happens to have impeccable taste in prosthetics. Make sure you watch this one all the way through.
From her official site:
Viktoria challenges our pre conceptions of what a pop artist could be. She treats her amputeeism as empowering, as part of her artistic expression which can thrill and influence – not an accident of nature which demands sympathy. She defies being categorized and makes us re –think meaning of the word ‘disabled’. In the same way that Channel 4’s Superhumans campaign during the London Paralympic Games in 2012 altered perceptions of disability in athletics, Viktoria’s Prototype shines a light on stigma, questions normal ideas of sex and beauty and celebrates being different.
Viktoria is a British singer-songwriter and model who took the radical decision aged 20 to undergo a below-the-knee amputation to improve her mobility following difficulties at birth which left her with a damaged left leg. A true non-conformist, Viktoria has pursued a career in music and modelling, including performing at the closing ceremony at the Paralympic Games in 2012, however certain doors have remained closed due to her amputeeism.