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BODY CONFIDENCE: DISABLED AND SEXY

Wednesday, 7 September 2016



















Underwear: Primark 

There seems to be this stigma surrounding disabled people and being sexy, that we can't be both. Surely not? Glamour models are almost always seen as tall, slim and abled. Fashion and disabled people surely don't go together? Well, you're wrong.

When I got the inspiration to write this post, my mind went back to a few years ago to when this photoshoot was released and I just remember thinking how empowering it was for those with a disability like myself. Fermariello is the brains behind this photoshoot and he said, "because it reflects our far from perfect appearance. When it gets to matters like sexuality and disability, we usually feel uncomfortable and we rather not want to talk about." 

A lot of people can't see me past my disability; "do you need help with this?", "Is this a good idea?" and "will you be ok?" are some of the few questions I get on a regular basis so it is easy to see why people don't associate disability and sexuality.

Some days, I am in so much pain from having Fibromyalgia that I can't walk to the bathroom by myself so have to be carried. Some days, I sit around in my PJs all day because I don't have enough energy to change, this means scruffy hair and no makeup. How sexy does that sound? 

Slowly, the media are integrating disabled people however this is not enough. Everyone knows a disabled person, be it a relative, friend or even a neighbour. But why aren't we getting the representation we need in the media? We can be just as sexy and glamorous just like everyone else.

We need to remember that just because we are disabled, that doesn't mean that we aren't sexy. Everyone is sexy and attractive in their own way, even with every scar, lumps and bumps and including those with an invisible disability or illness.

We are sexy, and we can break down this stigma. 
7 comments on "BODY CONFIDENCE: DISABLED AND SEXY"
  1. Sarah you are gorgeous inside and out. I really loved this post you are sexy, might even have a crush on you. . . . Ok I do X

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  2. This is awesome and I totally agree. I have Ehlers Danlos syndrome but I def do not let this stop me from feeling sexy. You go girl ❤️

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  3. Love this post. I think there's a lot of stigma on disability and even mental health issues. Glad people are starting to be more open about it. Keep it up! :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  4. Fab post Hun you look smoking! And good on you for having the balls to say it. Xx

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  5. Love this post. It's really important and certainly needs talking about, not to mention the fact you looking SMOKIN HOT. Adore all the tats

    she dreams

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  6. This post is awesome and you look damn sexy. Sexiness and disabilities definitely needs talking about. Just because we are ill doesn't mean that we aren't and can't feel sexy
    Beth x

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  7. Wish I was this confident, you look fab and I'm glad you're not letting anything stop you x

    Claudia // Lipstick Theory // Lifestyle Blog

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