I'm in a Wheelchair, and This Is What It Meant to See Someone Like Me in a Fashion Ad

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/wheelchair-fashion-ad-visibility-meaning

    Courtesy of Madison Lawson / Photography by Tony Huynh

 

Courtesy of Madison Lawson / Photography by Tony Huynh

Wheelchair Barbie says it all about fashion - fashion for so many, women and men, is a defining feature - it lets the outside world know who you are at that moment - we define ourselves in so many ways by our outward appearance, long before we are able to impress people with our personalities. Clothing makes a statement.

She credits the Tommy Hilfiger liine with finally understanding and applying the issues she and other wheelchair users face, with ordinary clothing which is neither comfortable nor applicable for someone sitting in a chair all the time.