Dani became paralyzed at the age of 23, at which point her life changed forever. I learned of her through friends and was struck by her inspiring story. Below is her as-told-to account of overcoming an unimaginable obstacle. I was out with a friend one night at a restaurant.
Hot Wheels: The World of Wheelchair Fetishists and Disability Devotees - VICE
Sometimes, amidst the cooking, the styling, the cleaning, the carpooling, the careers, the bills — we can get a little lost and forget to take care of ourselves. Karin Willison, editor for Disability on The Mighty, has often written on this topic, and has a great perspective too. Often, our busy lives keep us from seeking out connections with others to whom we can really relate and learn from, outside of our family or coworkers. Ask any woman with close female friends what those relationships mean to her.
Hot Wheels: The World of Wheelchair Fetishists and Disability Devotees
Some were born with their disabilities, others were the victims of freak accidents, but all the women who star in the Raw Beauty Project of NYC campaign share a common goal. Wendy, one of the 19 women to pose for the series, was a year-old rising model who was driving to the airport for her first international job when she was hit by a drunk driver. The accident left her a quadriplegic. Scroll down for video. Raw Beauty: Wendy pictured was a year-old rising model who was driving to the airport for her first international job when she was hit by a drunk driver.
Through my experience as an able body woman and now living with a disability, I realized disabled girls could be sexy just like any other able-body girl. Sexiness comes in all different ways, shapes, forms and sizes. There are plenty of women, disabled women changing the game of what is considered sexy and beautiful. Years after becoming paralyzed I really understood what it meant to feel sexy completely.