In pictures: Square's new statue unveiled
Empowering art

Alison Lapper was at the event with her son Parys, 5. "I love the statue, it's an honour to be up there," she said. "It puts disablity on the map". She said it was in marked contrast to medical photos taken of her as a child. "I didn't have any choice, they were taken from me. I chose to do this, it has been empowering for me and for disabled people.

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