Monday, July 21, 2014

Representation Matters


I found this on Tumblr a bit ago. The entire fashion industry usually confuses the hell out of me, but this is just so awesome. Not only because she's a disabled women who is being celebrated on the runway, but look at that awesome shirt! And the skirt! AND THE WHEELS HOLY CRAP.

It would be nice if she wasn't white or if she had a body shape more typical of people in wheelchairs, but steps are being taken.

"IZ Adaptive model Joanne, at the end of the runway Friday night at Dare to Wear Love for the Stephen Lewis Foundation gala."

Found here.

2 comments:

saber86 said...

"It would be nice if she wasn't white or if she had a body shape more typical of people in wheelchairs..."


So what is the typical shape of people in wheelchairs?
Just a gentle nudge here, no attack intended. My first thought was of all the wounded warriors who are in wheelchairs. Right after that thought came images of the people I know who use wheelchairs/electric scooters on a daily basis; they are unique to themselves.

Lindsey Weedston said...

Oh, what I was trying to say was that many people in wheelchairs don't have that idealized body type. But it probably wasn't the best wording. Thanks for pointing that out.