Apr/May 2011

Life Story

Autism Mother

To draw attention to the plight of people with autism, Polly Tommey took her shirt off. Tommey of Hampton, U.K., and supporters launched a billboard campaign last year that grabbed the eyes of the nation, including those of Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The billboards featured 43-year-old Tommey in a push-up bra with the message: “Hello Boys. Autism is worth over 6 millions votes. It’s time to talk….” The strategy worked, gaining Tommey and her group access to top politicians and pledges for government help.   More...