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I guess Kylie Jenner has made being in a wheelchair cool?

Someone sent me this picture and asked for my opinion. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, so I posted it to see other people’s reactions. 

I was diagnosed with MS 15 years ago and I have been using a wheelchair for 5 years. In the picture, for some reason, Kylie Jenner is pretending to be wheelchair bound. It is from a magazine photo shoot. 

I guess it is suppose to be artistic. Some people say, get over it; the wheelchair is just a prop. 

I say, If she had on a headscarf and “pretended” to have cancer, would we tell cancer survivors get over it? The scarf is just a prop. Maybe so. 

Overall I’m not offended or mad. Just sad. Maybe because, when I see a wheelchair I see it as my legs and not just a prop.