Monday 22 April 2019

Joanne O’Riordan: 'I might do a Kardashian-type reality show'

Anita Mc Sorley

Disability activist Joanne O’Riordan has revealed she’d consider taking part in a reality show in the future.

The 18-year old said that she would consider a ‘Kardashian-style’ show if the opportunity came along.

“A lot of people always joked that I should make like a E! a reality show for the craic but I don’t know," she told Independent.ie.

"Maybe when I’m older I might do a Kardashian-type show. Maybe in the future if there was an opportunity I’d look into it with serious consideration so maybe, you never know what the world has to offer you,” she added.

The Cork teen was born with no limbs and is one of seven people in the world with Total-Amelia syndrome.

She is no stranger to the silver screen, having recently released a documentary ‘No Limbs No Limits’ detailing her disability.

“The documentary is going very well. It has just been launched on iTunes now to buy worldwide and we also have sold the rights to an international distributer so it’s going very, very well," she said.

“It has exceeded even our expectations. It was made to promote awareness and prove to everyone that even though I have no limbs that doesn’t stop me from doing it,” she added.

Joanne was in Dublin today speaking about disability at the One Young World summit.

Up to 1,400 young people from all over the world and international guest speakers are in the capital for the three-summit, which aims to highlight the pressing issues the world faces including health, gender equality, health, homophobia, disability and peace.

“I’m speaking to kind of promote awareness for disability and make companies and other people aware that just because you have a disability it doesn’t mean that you aren’t as able as other people who aren't,” she said.

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