More Than My Disability
Hi, I’m Kimberly. I’m a 20 something-year-old Disability Lifestyle blogger on The Sitting Beauty Diaries.
I’ve used a wheelchair my entire life due to my disability Cerebral Palsy. Growing up, I didn’t let my disability stop me from doing things when possible. This made for some interesting and at times downright funny experiences.
My disability has allowed me to see the world differently and for that I’m grateful, but growing up I learned that most people can’t see past the disability at least not right away. I was just a girl in a wheelchair and nothing more. They don’t see women who like to go out with their friends, work, wear makeup, be fashionable and do everything else life has to offer, yet we want these things just like everyone else.
I started my blog because I wanted to share my experiences as a wheelchair user and a woman who loved beauty, fashion, and so many other things. I’ve always been into fashion, but there was a time when I believed I wouldn’t be able to fully embrace my love of makeup and have fun with it due to my disability. I was snapped out of that quickly, though my skills are a work in progress. When I started looking I didn’t see much content that considered people with disabilities in beauty or fashion, the idea for The Sitting Beauty Diaries was born.
My goal is to inspire women with disabilities to have fun with beauty and fashion in a way that works for them while living their best life with their disability, reminding them that just because you have a disability doesn’t mean you are defined by it.