Disability rights advocate Sophie Morgan, 38, has joined forces with Hollywood A-lister Reese Witherspoon.
The Loose Women star has teamed up with Reese's company Hello Sunshine, which aims to empower women by telling their stories, in a collaboration with her Making Space Media, which amplifies voices in the disabled community.
Speaking to The Mirror, Sophie described Reese as a “badass woman doing important things”.
She said: “Reese is such a powerhouse and so well respected.
“Everything she and her company want to do is what we in the disabled community need – changing perspectives of disabled people.”
The TV presenter added: “Hello Sunshine’s mission is to centre women in storytelling and share untold stories, so when I had the opportunity to partner with them, I was, like, ‘Is this real?’
“I want to do everything I can to influence change for people like me. That’s my mission, and that speaks to what Reese and Hello Sunshine are about.
“In their office, there’s a picture saying, ‘Do epic shit’, and I was, like, ‘Hell yeah! That’s what I’m trying to do’.
“My mum says that before the car crash, I was always a rebel but without a cause. But now I have a cause and that gives me peace, even when I struggle with everything that comes with being paralysed.”
Sophie, who has also presented Crufts, the Paralympics, The One Show and Dispatches, sustained a T6 spinal cord injury in a road accident in 2003, leaving her paralysed from the chest down.
Earlier in the year, Morgan set up the Rights On Flights campaign with MP Marion Fellows after her wheelchair was damaged beyond use during a plane journey.
In June, the Government announced proposals that would boost protections for airline passengers and said, following growing reports of disabled passengers having their wheelchairs damaged, new measures would mean they can get full and fair compensation on UK domestic flights.
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