22-year-old Felicia refuses to let her disability hold her back.
The bride has been in a wheelchair for seven years after crushing her spine working as a gunner with the Royal Artillery.
The move follows a complaint by a student who uses an ostomy bag earlier this year.
A 15-year-old with cerebral palsy and severe vision impairment will walk at New York Fashion Week, modeling Kohl's adaptive fashion line.
The line, which was launched yesterday, aims to help little ones whether they have feeding tubes, crutches, are in a wheelchair or are just in need of clothes that are easy to put on and gentle on their skin.
Christa Couture, who lost her leg to bone cancer as a teen, noticed that women with disabilities weren't featured in most parenting coverage.
In the past beauty pageants haven’t necessarily been known for their drive towards diversity. But, things have been changing of late. Not only has the beauty element started to take a back seat, but there has been a positive move to encourage the idea that all bodies are beautiful.
The fashion industry is known for its exclusionary policies, only just starting to cater for people of different sizes. London-based brand Teatum Jones is aiming to appeal to disabled shoppers in a new clothing range that will be showcased next year. Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones will be teaming up with British Paralympians in a bid to design styles that will take in the views and opinions of people with a wide range of physical disabilities.
Earlier this year, Curvy Kate, a body-positive lingerie brand, announced the launch of their #TheNewSexy campaign for their Scantilly range. Now, in a bid to highlight that the battle to increase diversity in the fashion industry hasn’t yet been won, the brand have released their second #TheNewSexy campaign. Gemma Flanagan suffers from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an auto-immune disease that has left her mostly wheel-chair bound.
It was founded by Arianna Warner, who has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) - a near-invisible injury that causes persistent severe pain - and is made up of five artists each with their own invisible disability or illness: Aubrey Hight, Lindsay Carter, Kimber Teatro, Trevor Ward and Tanya Magdalena. Each artist created a temporary tattoo representing their experience of their disability, and making it easier to understand.
Please RT pic.twitter.com/VxTNR42pc4— TfL Access (@TfLAccess) 30 August 2016 This is why Transport for London (TfL) are trialling new ‘badge cards’ to make other passengers aware of those unable to stand. For now, TfL is recruiting 1,000 people to take part in the European-first six-week trial to assess how successful it is for passengers to use as well as the reactions of others. Those trialling it will also be given a card that can be shown to TfL staff. It’s a big move by TfL, and is in response to passenger feedback which found that people with hidden disabilities and conditions (or those undergoing treatments) can find it difficult to get a seat when they need one.
(Instagram/beautyandpinups) In the last year, diversity in the fashion industry has flourished. Models with disabilities have strutted down runways and been featured in fashion campaigns. Now, this same kind of diversity is making its way into the beauty industry. ALSO SEE: Kmart catalogue includes kids with disabilities Katie Meade is a 32-year-old model with Down syndrome.
[Photo: Instagram/Lauren Watson] Lauren Watson may be paralysed from the waist down, but she wasn’t going to let a little thing like a lack of sensation in her legs stop her from becoming an accomplished aerial dancer. The 34-year-old, from Australia, has beaten the odds in the last few years and gone from a wheelchair to performing as an aerial artist. She’s adapted poses, tricks and apparatuses to her disability and has performed in big-name circus acts and even in a music video for Sydney-based band Little Fox. Pretty spectacular for a woman left partially paralysed after a car accident at the age of 19.