When you look in the mirror, what do you see? When it comes to our appearance, we all have good days and bad days – and this perception of ourselves is a huge determiner of both our mood and our confidence. When you lose a limb, your body changes. It makes sense, therefore, that your body image does too. But self-acceptance for amputees is a journey, often an ongoing process.
In this episode, above knee amputee Lianne Forrest shares how she only ‘came out’ as an amputee two years ago after years of low body confidence, hiding her prosthetic leg from the world. Specialist counsellor Angie Hobson offers her advice on the therapy process when it comes to body image for amputees, and what we can do when those inevitable days of doubt strike.
AmpLAfy was recorded and edited by No.8 Studio, Soho, London | no8london.com/