Hi there! My name is Danielle, and I am a YouTuber, artist, and model. I was born with a birth defect called Spina Bifida, which means I’ve spent most of my life in a wheelchair. But hold the sympathy! If there’s one thing I’ve learned about disabilities, it’s that we all have them in some form or another. Mine is just more visible than most. With my YouTube channel called “Daniellability”, I strive to raise awareness and open up conversations surrounding disabilities. I would like to see disabilities included in conversations regarding diversity – in Hollywood, in modeling, in fashion, and in creating spaces (whether that be homes or public spaces) that are accessible for all. When I was growing up, I rarely (if ever) saw anyone who looked like me in the movies, on the television, or in magazines. If I did, it was typically in a sad and depressing way; so, I would like that to be different for the next generation. It’s time that the world sees people with disabilities as people who can be fashionable, interesting, vibrant, and important parts of society. But that is not where my mission stops as I would also like to encourage fellow wheelchair users to be brave, innovative, and live life to the fullest. This includes showing parents of children with disabilities that they can not only survive but THRIVE if given the proper tools. The way all of these things start is by being open and communicating.