Hey Fashom World,
Recently, a new hashtag #DisabledAndCute has been gaining popularity on Twitter. It is a good way to enable disabled people to share their life stories and pictures online, encouraging them to live their lives as other people do.
Keah Brown, the hashtag’s creator, suffers from cerebral palsy all her life. She created this hashtag to promote positive body image for herself and wants to encourage other people with disabilities like her as well.
“Share your favorite pictures too using #DisabledAndCute,” Brown tweeted, using the hashtag for the first time. “We’re honestly cute as hell, so I hope #DisabledAndCute becomes a thing!” The original tweet becomes popular within a week, having crossed 400 retweets and 1,000 likes. And it has been a showcase of diversity within the disabled community as a side effect.
People tend to think that disabled people are unattractive or negative towards life, but Brown’s hashtag told us that disabled people can also be body positive and cute. As she said, “I started it as a way to say I was proud of the growth that I made in learning to like myself and my body”.
No matter who we are, or what we look like, we should all learn from Brown, loving our body and always staying positive with our own body.
We are on Fashom, ready to embrace the real you. Send us your outfit picture and celebrate the body positive with us.
Written by: Kay Kwok