Floral Leg

Floral Leg

Kiera is the chairperson  for the charity Limb Power

My attitude to being an amputee and wearing an artificial limb has changed with time. To begin with one is very aware of being different, of being disfigured, but as time moves on one adjusts and changes perspective. In the first few years my focus was on trying to be normal, wearing clothes that hid the fact that I was an amputee, but over the years I have become more comfortable with who I am and I now embrace having different legs for different activities and different occasions. I think losing a limb has a massive impact on one’s self esteem and body image. Having a beautifully crafted limb designed for you makes you feel special.”

Silicone / ink

Created by Sophie de Oliveira Barata

Fitted at ProActive Prosthetics

Photography by Rosemary Williams and Nadav Kander

Make-up artist: Katt Betts