Disability Pride is Everyday

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July is Disability Pride month. Its a time when those of us who are disabled share about our disability and educate those who want to know more. Its a time when the disabled can show their pride about their condition and how they live with their challenges. These are some photos I had taken at the World's Fair Globe for my 10th blog anniversary shoot. I knew I wanted to share some pride in my leg braces so I choose to have extra fun during my shoot.

I am so grateful that I am at a place in my life where I can accept my disability and the use of my leg braces. Fighting myself and wanting to be accepted as "normal", are things I wanted for a moment when I was in my early twenties. It took me a long time to get to where I am but I am here because I put in the work. I am here because I choose to go through the process of loss, anger, frustration, and fear. All those ugly thoughts and feelings that we don't want to experience. I chose to go through them and be on the journey instead of avoiding it.

It wasn't easy. There was a lot of pain, suffering, and loneliness that came with sorting through the challenges of having a disability. But once I went through them I was able to free myself of what I thought the world wanted me to be and just be ME.

On this last day of Disability Pride Month I want to share with you all that for me, every day is disability pride. Every day I choose to live with pride for the body I was given and find joy in my days as they are. 

If you interested in learning more about my disability, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, you can find more information HERE.

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A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Nerd, J Crew Green Dress, Retro Plus Size Fashion, Retro Lifestyle Blog, 1964 World's Fair, Queens World's Fair Globe, Disability Pride Month, CMT Fashion, Disability and Fashion

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  1. It is wonderful how open and honest you are about your leg braces.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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