"It's been 8 years since my accident which resulted in a spinal cord injury when I (@wearitwithwheels) fell from a first floor window. I know - it sounds so stupid, right? It just didn't seem high and I guess I was being a little careless/ wreck less. I was a in a really good place in my life. I've never been an overly confident person, but I was comfortable in my own skin. I had plenty if friends, a boyfriend and was due to begin my final year of social work in a few weeks.
In truth, it took me years before I could look at myself in the mirror. I spent years cropping my wheelchair out of photos. I even missed weddings, etc. in case I bumped into people outside my own little circle which I had created. However, I can now see that a wheelchair doesn't mean that you aren't beautiful or worthless or an embarrassment. I learned to embrace how I looked. My new body. My new wheels. I now love shopping and finding clothes just right for me, that look good on me. My disability doesn't define me, but I have come to accept that it is a part of me. I have begun the process of learning to love myself once again." #yoocandoanything #yoocan #SCI #spinalcordinjury #spinalcordinjuryawareness #wheelchairuser #iamadaptive #adaptivefashion #disabledfashion #fashion #wearitwithwheels #wheelchairstyle #wheelstyle #disABILITY #lovinglife #inspiration #motivation