Meet 5 Instagrammers Who Are Flying The Flag For Women With Disabilities

The ladies making different the new normal.

One of the most marvelous things about the rising trend of Instagram and its influencers is the ever-narrowing gap between celebrities and the public. Gone be with the days of seeing nothing but out of this world, beautiful celebrities plastered all over the media. Nothing like looking at Victoria’s Secret models to diminish our self-confidence, eh?

Alas, never fear, the weird and wonderful world of social media is here to save the day (there’s a sentence I never thought I would utter).

Living with a disability can affect your life in many ways. However, it does not have to stop you from doing what you want to do, and here are five Instagrammers who are living proof of that. Sharing images of fashion, beauty, lifestyle with their followers, these ladies are ones you need to add to your following list asap.

Jordan Bone

After a car accident when she was 15 left her paralysed from the chest down, Jordan turned her life around in the most positive way possible and has become a huge Instagram and Youtube sensation. With almost 150,000 instagram followers and 200,000 Youtube subscribers, the Norfolk beauty even counts Kylie Jenner as a fan, would you be able?

Lucy Edwards

Lucy is a blind beauty blogger and motivational speaker. She shares pictures of her make up looks, recipes AND her GUIDE DOG Olga on Instagram. *clicks follow immediately*

Tess Daly

Tess Daly (not to be confused with Strictly Come Dancing Tess Daly) is a UK based fashion and beauty blogger living with type 2 spinal muscular atrophy. Sharing daily snaps of her unreal outfits and stun makeup, Tess has racked up well over 100,000 followers. You go girl!

Michelle Roger

Black and white on a Saturday night. . . Where do you go out on a Saturday night? If you're disabled your options are often limited. Few are the pubs and clubs or restaurants that have an accessible entrance, a fully accessible loo, tables you can use with a wheelchair, or room to move. Loud music or noise can be exhausting or cause pain. Menus rarely come in alternate forms with larger text, braille or with photos of the food. Not to mention plastic straws, the only safe and practical option for consuming liquids for a segment of the disability community, which are soon to become unavailable. We are spoken to in sing song Playschool voices, spoken over "what would she like" or intimate details about why we use a device requested. Even finding suitable transport such as a maxi taxi is even more limited after dark and don't get me started on the permitless people who park in accessible parks because "disabled people don't go out after dark." Movie theaters without Closed Captioning, or live theater without ASL interpreters the list goes on. . . You end up finding the few places where you can go out with minimal stress and stick with them. Your dollars and the dollars of those who accompany you are also directed to those same venues. While businesses that fail to meet even the most basic of structural access requirements miss out. . . Disabled people go out. We want to go out. Lack of access leads to exclusion and isolation and a false, and self fulfilling belief, by many businesses that they don't need to address access issues because disabled people don't go to their venue. . . 1 in 5 Australians are disabled. If you include their family and friends that figure rises to 1 in 2 people with direct disability experience. That's 1 in 2 people who want venues that they and their loved ones can attend. Making your business accessible equals good business sense and benefits us all with an inclusive society. Disabled people have the right to engage with society like the rest of the population and that includes heading out on the town on a Saturday night. . . #Dysautonomia #ChronicIllness #Disability #Access #Accessibility #MobilityAids #Business #Inclusion

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Australian gal Michelle Roger is a writer, speaker, blogger and fashion enthusiast – busy lady then so! Sharing beautiful images with thought-provoking messages behind them is her thing, and we love, love, love.

Grace Mandeville

Now that's what you call high waisted trousers @asos_white ? #ootdfashion

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Grace is an actress, blogger, and Youtuber, and her fashion sense is absolute goals. Oh and she also happens to have one hand, but no way is she letting that hold her back in any way – yaaass queen!

Well, it looks like our Instagram feed is about to get a lot more interesting.


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