Instagram post by @lisacox.co Lisa Cox

If you don’t have a #disability, what you think about it or how you think about #disabled people is largely a result of your lived experience. Either the people you know or the #media you consume. I'm not just talking about #tv or #socialmedia but all forms of popular culture that shape us and dictate our #values and #opinions. 🤔
We can’t change the #people you know but we can do something about the #media you consume to ensure there is a more accurate #representation of people with disability. 👍
That means two things: 1) Including more people with disabilities in #popularculture (not just in documentaries about #hospitals). We make up 20% of the population so our screens need to reflect our streets. 2) Not misrepresenting disabled people as victims or other narrow #stereotypes - Attitude Foundation Ltd has provided a list of these examples and I’ll pop a link in my bio.
To be honest with you, I'm a little tired of repeating myself. It's time for #bigbusiness to step up. ☺
Credit to those brands like @targetaus and others who are creating change and not just talking about #adinclusion but DOING it. ❤
Ok, that's all from me. I'm flying to Sydney next week and will be geeking out on more of this stuff! Hope you all have a great weekend! 😘

#attitudechallenge #visibilityfordisability #wheelchairlife #womeninmedia #inclusion #inclusionriders #diversity #representationmatters #mediadiversity #popculture @attitudefoundation #wheelchair #denim #brisbane @yoocandoanything #beboundless #beboundless18
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📷 by @chicozphotography

59 Comments

  • 13w ago trj976 trj976

    Beautiful picture!!

  • 13w ago rachelleglendon rachelleglendon

    Absolutely hun, thanks for talking about this stuff! There certainly isn’t enough diversity in media. Also, I love this photo of you! xx

  • 13w ago salblanshard salblanshard

    @_fidescook_ of interest

  • 13w ago divaheadwraps divaheadwraps

    Looking chic 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

  • 13w ago divaheadwraps divaheadwraps

    Looking very chic Queen 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

  • 13w ago jamies_cp_journey jamies_cp_journey

    Perfectly summed up @lisacox.co 😊

  • 13w ago buonostefano25 buonostefano25

    💐è una gioia viverla, ma anche condividerla 💐

  • 13w ago georgina_g_a georgina_g_a

    Totalmente de acuerdo, Lisa! #YoTambiénSoyDiferente #Imalsodifferent

  • 13w ago vpbranchmaker vpbranchmaker

    Absolutely, gorgeous

  • 13w ago vpbranchmaker vpbranchmaker

    Absolutely. STUNNING AND BEAUTIFUL

  • 13w ago freedompaddler freedompaddler

    Stunning Lisa

  • 13w ago tim.1971 tim.1971

    Beautiful

  • 13w ago lianovale1233 lianovale1233

    Bênção Béla Abençoada mulher guerreira

  • 13w ago costa.jurema costa.jurema

    Belíssima

  • 13w ago soniadeft soniadeft

    Diva

  • 13w ago robydolce13 robydolce13

    I've never dated anyone with a physical challenge but because of your message, I'm not going to put anymore limits on my heart. Thank you ❤

  • 13w ago j_p_thompson j_p_thompson

    Thank you!! ✌️

  • 13w ago notdecide notdecide

    PRETTY 😍💋

  • 13w ago rozetta.vape rozetta.vape

    #amazing

  • 12w ago coolectric_creations coolectric_creations

  • 12w ago skargardsfin skargardsfin

    I couldn’t agree more 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 My son needs to see that he’s not alone, we are all the same ❤️ Beautiful inside out!! Xxx

  • 12w ago wheel_to_reel wheel_to_reel

    Well said. One question I often ask groups I have spoken to...In the course of your day, how many of you have directly done business with an individual living with a disability, specifically, one you can see? Rarely do any hands get raised. After this, I go deeper. Martin Luther King realized something very important, something we have to remind our leaders of. Without gainful employment, without enough income to leave us with extra, we never truly have a full hold onto our civil rights. Participation is key.

  • 12w ago nathanmaher4233 nathanmaher4233

    Looking so elegant & absolutely stunning Lisa. 💋

  • 12w ago v.price7048 v.price7048

    Such a wonderful message, & beautiful photo of you Lisa ❇️💖❇️ 👏 🕊☮️🕊

  • 12w ago lisacox.co lisacox.co

    @wheel_to_reel I couldn't agree more and participation at all levels.

  • 12w ago lisacox.co lisacox.co

    @skargardsfin and all the kids around him need to realise that as well xx

  • 12w ago lisacox.co lisacox.co

    Thanks @rachelleglendon - yeah it's a little quiet sometimes ☺💜

  • 12w ago lisacox.co lisacox.co

    @chicozphotography fortunately it was more than just talk! 😃

  • 12w ago lisacox.co lisacox.co

    Hey @where.are.my.eggs ☺ You don't have to have a disability to create awareness and change public attitudes 💜 It sounds like you may be doing something similar with your infertility experience. That's really great xx

  • 12w ago lisacox.co lisacox.co

    @ckaradjov hope I got your details right in the next one!

  • 12w ago ckaradjov ckaradjov

    @lisacox.co, yup!

  • 12w ago anusaukkola anusaukkola

    Oh. Definitely deaf girl.😰😰😸😸🆒

  • 11w ago myrnalnedastyle myrnalnedastyle

    😁👍

  • 11w ago tonicarahy tonicarahy

    Quanta elegância e beleza.

  • 11w ago luca.bosca.121 luca.bosca.121

    🤗😍😍😘😘❤💖🤗

  • 10w ago galfestival galfestival

    Beautiful💜

  • 8w ago hernandezruizerick hernandezruizerick

    Eres una hermosa princesa Bellísimas tu belleza me tiene cautivado Facinado Encantado Maravillado Eres un hermoso sueño hecho realidad me gustas mucho ♥♥♥♥♥♥😍😍😍😍😍😍😍🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹😘😘😘😘😘😘

  • 8w ago lancelots.lassitude lancelots.lassitude

    Id never considered this point. Seems every show now has to have a mixed race couple, a transvestite, an alcoholic, a fat but energetically happy person etc etc but yes, where is the person with a serilus disability. Now and again there is an amputee, who is almost always a veteran and likely capable of kung fu or something despite this. But there isnt all that much of regular joe and his or her disability across many of the tv series I can think of. You are quite right to feel it should be otherwise, I agree.

  • 8w ago lesther_huerta_davila lesther_huerta_davila

    ❤️💋

  • 3w ago yoocandoanything yoocandoanything

    You’re amazing! We’d love to receive your story. Dm for more info! ❤️🙏

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