Check in with ...Nancy Harris
Spreading positivity on BA's 100th birthday is proud amputee model, Nancy Harris, 52, spokesperson for diversity and inclusion, and big time enthusiast of all things adventure.
Nothing gets in the way of Nancy Harris, a disability rights campaigner and NHS counsellor who discovered modelling at the age of 50. Challenging stereotypes wherever she travels, she explains why 'no can do' should never be an option when it comes to our pursuit of wanderlust.
What has been your favourite travel experience?
My recent trip to Perth and Sydney with my partner Steve which was by far my most adventurous as a disabled traveler. I learned to sail a Hobie Cat in Elizabeth Quay; I paddled a kayak on the Swan River and I climbed the Harbour Bridge at twilight.
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Which country most sticks out in your memory?
France because of a romantic four-day trip to Paris. We made sure we did everything that couples dream of doing: kissing at the top of the Eiffel Tower, eating at fine restaurants and sitting for a portrait in Montmartre. Travelling in a wheelchair was not going to stop me!
Where is on your bucket list?
I’d like to see the Northern Lights from either Norway or Iceland. It would fulfil a childhood dream of mine to see the biggest rainbow in the world.
“I’d like to see the Northern Lights from either Norway or Iceland. It would fulfil a childhood dream of mine to see the biggest rainbow in the world.”Holidays to see the Northern Lights
Where are your favourite places in the UK?
London is accessible, flourishing, diverse and exciting, while the North Norfolk coast will always remind me of holidays with my children when they were young. We rode over the dunes in jeeps supplied by the Muckleburgh Military Collection, flew kites on windy Weybourne beach and took the steam train from Holt to Sheringham.
What does being British mean to you?
It means never giving up, offering support to those who are in need by using your experiences and pursuing your dreams. Living in Britain allows me to do this.
Who is your fashion icon?
Vivienne Westwood. She designs clothes that send a message, encompassing everything from political views to music preferences.
Do you have a favourite outfit?
My black jumpsuit. I wore it to London Fashion Week and rolled up the right leg to show my prosthetic leg.