Shannon Murray is an actress, model, writer and trainee lawyer; not really that unusual but she is also paraplegic as a result of an accident as a teenager. In February 2010 Shannon became the first disabled model to feature in a high street advertising campaign. As a result of appearances on Channel 4’s How to Look Good Naked, she modeled the new Principles range by Ben de Lisi for Debenhams. She has also appeared on numerous television and radio programmes speaking about modeling, acting and the portrayal of disabled people in the media. Shannon continues to try and improve the representation of disability in the media and hopes to challenge the way disability is perceived by our able bodied society. She is currently launching a new website, http://weekendsonwheels.com/.