By: Doc Film
This episode contains a rare look at Abby and Brittany Hensel, dicephalus conjoined twins, having two heads and sharing one body.
Abby: “We wanted to make this documentary so people wouldn’t always have to stare and take pictures because we don’t like it when they take pictures”.
Dicephalus (Two Headed) Conjoined Twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel are about to turn sixteen. They’ve shared every single moment of their lives, but it wasn’t a matter of choice. These twin sisters are joined for life.
Abby and Brittany were born with just one body between them. The only known surviving dicephalus conjoined twins. They’ve spent their lives in a small close-knit community, completely protected from prying eyes.
The girls live on a farm in Minnesota with their younger brother and sister, Coty and Morgan, and their mother and father, Patty and Mike Hensel. As they reach sixteen, on the brink of womanhood, they decide to show the world what it’s really like to be joined for life.
Every moment of their lives requires the twins to cooperate with each other, and they appear to be totally in sync, but that doesn’t mean they always agree. Brittany describes Abby as bossy and outspoken. Abby describes Brittany as having been shy but becoming more confident, she likes to take her time with things.