Every time I pass by my closet, I see the shirts. They’re hanging front and center, as if on display in a department store window. In a way, this is on purpose. I want them to be seen because they represent a very significant “win” for me: discovering my love of fashion as a woman with a disability. It definitely wasn’t an easy journey. Disability and fashion have never been the best of friends.
If you'd asked me 20 years ago what it was like to have a physical disability, I would have said something like, "Well, it's certainly not easy to blend in." I was a teenager, and the last thing I wanted was to stand out. But I felt as if a giant spotlight followed me everywhere, illuminating every surgical scar and deformity. Surprisingly, I would eventually find my sense of beauty and belonging in an unexpected way: shopping with my dad.
Share Tweet Pin Share Tumble Combined comments & shares on social media My relationship with my mother has always been the most important guiding force in my life. And as odd as it sounds, the bond we've forged over the years is in no small part due to my physical disability. We were close from the beginning, perhaps more out of necessity than anything else. When I was born, doctors had no idea what I had and were struggling to find a diagnosis.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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