Tuesday, October 22, 2019

15 women with disabilities who are killing the Instagram fashion game…

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15 women with disabilities who are killing the Instagram fashion game… You better wake up and pay attention.

Women with disabilities are often marginalized in the fashion industry. For instance, when’s the last time a woman with a visible disability graced a magazine cover? Designers have begun the process of being more inclusive by letting women with disabilities grace their runways, but that hasn’t translated to larger opportunities within fashion.

Although women with disabilities are seemingly invisible in fashion, there’s one place where they’re slaying the game: Instagram.

There are a number of hashtags devoted to women with disabilities who love fashion, including #DisabledAndCute, a viral hashtag created by writer and activist Keah Brown. Those hashtags are flooded with gorgeous photos of beautiful women who have created enviable outfits we should all be pinning on our “must-have” Pinterest boards.

Here are 16 fashion bloggers with disabilities who are slaying the Instagram game:

1. There’s no such thing as too much color-blocking.

2. Pairing stripes with distressed jeans is always a good idea.

3. A simple outfit set off by a turquoise corduroy skirt? Yes please!

4. She makes mixed prints look effortlessly chic.

While shooting with @vdahara.photography yesterday, I was feeling quite anxious about people walking past and stopping to look at us. She gave me a wonderful piece of advice – "Don't feel ashamed of doing anything unless you're doing something wrong". This struck a chord with me, and I began to think about why I was experiencing such intense feelings of shame and discomfort under the observation of complete strangers. It occurred to me that I was, and am, experiencing conflicting thoughts about my participation in an activity which, in the eyes of today's society, should be reserved for thinner, more able-bodied people. On one hand my brain tells me to follow this narrow-minded belief system, as anything contrary to this creates a sense of discomfort and uncertainty about the unknown and unfamiliar. At the same time, and on the other hand, my efforts to unlearn this internalised ableism seek to share and encourage diversity, with the understanding that discomfort is a good thing and discourages from remaining within a comfort zone and sheltered perspective. I am expecting others to show acceptance and inclusion, but at the same time battle with shame, guilt and self-consciousness about including myself in a society which is not for 'people like me'. Unlearning ableism takes time. Unlearning ableism does not follow a linear pattern. Unlearning ableism is just as important for me as it is for non-disabled people. I will continue to repeat to myself the importance of not allowing shame to consume me, unless I'm doing something wrong. ??????? #yearofthecripple . . . Photography: @vdahara.photography Styling: @lexlutherr

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5. Between the leather booties, the Beyoncé “Formation” hat, and the lace hem, there are few things are as fashionable as this outfit.

6. Oversized sweater dresses are essential for fall, especially when paired with killer boots.

7. You better rock those boyfriend jeans!

8. Olivia Pope would be proud of this trench coat.

10. Yellow is definitely her color!

11. Slay girl, slay!

12. Sitting pretty indeed.

13. Stripes, Chuck Taylors, and tattoos is a winning combination.

14. A plaid button-down is a wardrobe essential.

15. Get into this gorgeous rainbow hair. It’s the perfect contrast for her all-black ensemble.

Written By Evette Dionne of Revelist.com 

 @freeblackgirl

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