Wearing as much jewelry that I could fit on my small body wasn’t a fashion statement for me, it was a means of survival.
Growing up with two disabilities made me realize early on in life that fashion was, and never will be, my forte.
You see, being in a wheelchair is hard enough when it comes to finding clothes that are cute, easy to get on, and suits whatever body insecurities/deformities I’m afraid to show.
On top of that, I’m under 4′ tall and weigh in at a whopping, 75-80 lbs (I haven’t been weighed in a minute). But that’s not all. One side affect of my disability – Spinal Muscular Atrophy – is that I was born with severe Kyphosis, which, according to the internet, is “a spinal disorder in which an excessive outward curve of the spine results in an abnormal rounding of the upper back.” Because of my “hump back” I always had to get clothes that were two sizes too big. I never liked buying tight clothes, allowing people to become aware of one of my biggest insecurities.
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