Aspring CoverGirl Uses YouTube Channel to Inspire Others
Hi everyone! My name is Michaela Davert. I am 20 years old and I was born with a disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Type III). Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a connective tissue condition caused by a lack of collagen. Type III is the second most severe type. Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins. The lack of this affects, nearly every function in the body. This disability does not affect my intellectual ability whatsoever and that is a common misconception because of my height.
The main functions of the body that is affected are my bones are extremely fragile. It also affects my height to which I am only 2ft, 7in tall. I have had 100+ fractures throughout my lifetime and about 25+ surgeries. As a society, people are trained in order to be happy or to live a successful life you have to be "healthy." And that's so not the case! Every single human being on this earth goes through something. It's life. I choose to choose joy. I would not trade my disability for the world. Having a disability has given me a unique perspective on life and I am grateful for that. I have the most amazing opportunities because of my disability.
I have a YouTube channel under the username, FunsizedStyle where I do makeup and fashion videos and also about my disability. My goal with my YouTube channel is to advocate for women with disabilities to be more featured in the beauty and fashion industry. I absolutely love makeup and it's just a hobby for me. My motto is "Makeup is an accessory, not a necessity." I feel like we all have the bucket list item in our life. Mine is to be featured in a CoverGirl campaign. It would be such an amazing breakthrough to see a young woman with a physical disability as a CoverGirl. As I go through struggles, I also experience far more joys. And that's how it is for each and everyone one of us, even without a disability. I choose to choose joy!