disabled beauty

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#DisabledAndCute is the best thing on Twitter this week (and there’s been a LOT of stiff competition)

We’ve seen firsthand just how powerful, courageous, and badass disabled people can be. And it looks like the rest of the internet is finally catching up. An array of Twitter users of different ages, races, and genders are showing up to strut their stuff, share their stories, and prove that their disabilities are just part of what makes them cute and fierce as heck.

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Frankie (Francesca) Charles from the Batgirl comics. I’d love to see her as a more well known character! She uses forearm crutches AND a wheelchair! Love it so much!

Credit to @dcwomenofcolor For the edits on these photos. :) Dcwomenofcolor.tumblr.com

lesbians: radiant, amazing, beautiful, unstoppable, wholesome, kind, strong, good, incredible

trans lesbians: radiant, amazing, beautiful, unstoppable, wholesome, kind, strong, good, incredible

disabled lesbians: radiant, amazing, beautiful, unstoppable, wholesome, kind, strong, good, incredible

black lesbians: radiant, amazing, beautiful, unstoppable, wholesome, kind, strong, good, incredible

nb lesbians: radiant, amazing, beautiful, unstoppable, wholesome, kind, strong, good, incredible

asian lesbians: radiant, amazing, beautiful, unstoppable, wholesome, kind, strong, good, incredible

latinx lesbians: radiant, amazing, beautiful, unstoppable, wholesome, kind, strong, good, incredible

native lesbians: radiant, amazing, beautiful, unstoppable, wholesome, kind, strong, good, incredible

lesbians: radiant, amazing, beautiful, unstoppable, wholesome, kind, strong, good, incredible

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Happy lesbian visibility day!

(I love this filter a little too much probably)

Okay and encouraged to reblog!

{She/they, Toni, gay (obviously)}

[Image description: two pictures of me.

The first picture shows my smiling with
curled hair. I’m wearing a cherry-
coloured top with black words on it.
In the background you can see a desk
with a computer and some shelves.


The second picture shows me sitting in
my wheelchair, you can see the
headrest. I’m wearing a plaid shirt. Due to a snapchat filter I’m wearing black sunglasses and the whole picture is in sepia/black and white. You can see my hands as well, I’m wearing a brace one one of them. The background features some posters.

The caption reads:
Happy lesbian visibility day!

(I love this filter a little too much probably)

Okay and encouraged to reblog!

{She/they, Toni, gay (obviously)}]

Healthy does not mean beautiful.

You’re unhealthy? Guess what? You’re beautiful.

You’re chronically ill? You’re also a stone cold stunner.

You’re visibly disabled? You are Gorgeous.

You have an invisible illness? What’s not invisible is your exquisite soul.

Mentally ill? You are absolutely magnificent.

Unhealthy and sick people are marvelous and beautiful. You are worthy of love and acceptance simply because you are.

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Grecian beachy style

[Image Title: So Pretty.

Panel 1: A crowd staring at a young girl in a wheelchair. The girl asks “Mama, why are these people staring?” to which the mother responds “Well… you’re just SO beautiful they have to look!”

Panel 2: The little girl is staring at herself in the mirror with big shining eyes, thinking to herself “My gosh she’s right! I’m GORGEOUS!”

Panel 3: That little girl is all grown up. She’s in a coffee shop, and notices a man staring at her from another table. The woman in the wheelchair says to the man “Sir please, I know you can’t help yourself, because I’m even more stunning than Venus herself, but you’re making a fool of yourself. Look away.”

Panel 4: The man looks at her with an unimpressed expression, and replies “Actually, I was just curious about the chair… but whatever.” The woman in the wheelchair sighs and says “As if!”]

Mama always said we’re beautiful, but our chairs are real show stoppers! 

okay but disabled boys are so beautiful and strong.

disabled boys are so amazing and are just as important as able-bodied men, they are perfect, please give disabled boys love, they need so much more than they get.

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Just wheelchair fashion things!
•longer dresses,skirts, and shorts are your besties because they won’t hike up on you and look like they magically turned into underwear
•everyone immediately stares at your legs and feet (like they’re somehow going to figure out why you’re in a chair lol) so I find why not wear cute shoes or knee high socks, give them something cute to look at
•backpacks are your best friend! Purses can sit in your lap of you really want but for me personally (on TPN) I have to carry a backpack. Choose a backpack that can fit in between the wheels without hitting anything
•long loose blouses are a YASSS! Tops are going to look a bit different because you’re sitting so I find loose t shirts and blouses amazing
*Things to avoid*
•super short skirts and shorts are your enemies they want to expose you to the world because they’re little shits
•don’t pick floor length gowns or they will drag on the ground and you will destroy them without a care in the world while you roll over haters!
•if you’re going to wear heels (which you totally should I mean you don’t have to walk in them do why not own them) make sure you have something supporting your legs behind it and keep the heel behind the footrest if it’s too hard to balance
•super big bangles and bracelets or big rings are going to get in your way and complicate things
*be careful with really long sleeves you might mess them up while pushing your handrims (holes are totally in right?)
MOST IMPORTANTLY:
OWN IT! Don’t let your wheelchair stop you from wearing whatever you want and being super fashionable! I will wear a dress one day and be a magical girl the next and a chair is not going to stop that!
My new chair coming in is going to be hot pink
Don’t be afraid to stand out just because you can’t stand up!