Disabled role model
My name is Louise and I’m a 35-year-old Danish woman with muscular dystrophy, SMA2. Despite being dependent on help from my assistants I’m living the best life possible. I’ve created the Instagram profile @justawheelchairgirl because I was so much in need of a disabled role model when I was growing up. Someone who could show me that all the dreams I had as a child and teenager could turn into reality. You often tend to look for similarities in others which is really difficult as a disabled person because there aren’t a lot of people with disabilities in the media. I refuse to let my disability define me, and it’s very important for me to live my life without letting it be an obstacle. Hopefully, people, both disabled and able-bodied, will follow me and see that despite my disability I’m not that different and my life is pretty good.