While some people with physical or mental illnesses or disabilities are exempt from wearing face covers, they still fear being shamed for not wearing one.
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.
Parents of a two-year-old girl with cranial facial differences say they found "their normal" after watching an inspirational documentary on Barcroft TV. When their daughter Nova Hunia was born with severely reduced hearing and
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.
Having a disability shouldn’t put you at a disadvantage when it comes to social situations. Unfortunately, a large number of people feel uncomfortable being around people with learning disabilities, according to charity Mencap. Their ‘Here I Am’ campaign aims to change the way we think and feel about learning disabilities. A stunning portrait series, shot by acclaimed photographer Rankin, sees eight individuals laughing and smiling.The striking black-and-white images will be displayed around the country and perfectly capture each person’s personality. Rankin explained his reason for getting involved: “All too often we overlook people with a learning disability. It is so easy to miss the person and see a stereotype instead. With these images, I want people to see past the learning disability; to catch a glimpse of who each individual is.”See all of the images and find out more about each participant. These tattoo artists are making invisible illnesses visible2-year-old with facial birthmark has the most mature response to bullies
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.