It's a world full of slay queens and kings and while I'm not one to value outward appearance over inner beauty, I certainly think looking your best is a strong factor in FEELING your best.
Expressing my style as a wheelchair user can be quite tricky but as I shared in my most recent video - My feelings about life on a wheelchair - I certainly enjoy expressing my style and never let anything hold me back. Watch the video if you haven't already, I also show how I transfer off the wheelchair in that video.
While I have managed to perfect the art of taking pictures ON the wheelchair, I love it even more when I transfer OFF the wheelchair for some extra poses.
I somehow manage to still have the wheelchair in some of my pictures though, because it's certainly nothing to be ashamed of - I just enjoy variety in life.
Do not be fooled by my posture, it only lasted a few seconds and I mustered all of my strength to use my trunk muscle for this shot. LOL.
I get a lot of messages from other wheelchair users asking me how I slay, and honestly, while it may not be the most inspirational response, the truth is, I JUST DO. I find outfits that work for my body type and try my best to get things that I can easily wear without getting pressure sores.
Another common question I get from ladies on wheelchair is: How do you wear high heels?
My response to that is, if I want to wear heels for a long period of time, I generally go for wedged heels. They have more balance to them and I can prop my feet nicely on the wheelchair foot plate.
I also buy shoes that have lots of "spacing" in them because the spaces mean that there isn't much pressure from the shoe on my feet. And I usually also buy shoes with laces so that I can easily adjust the fit as my leg swells up (this is very common for wheelchair users).
The ultimate truth however is that, I DON'T WEAR MY SHOES FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. lol... Yes, just like ladies not on a wheelchair, I too can only handle heels for a short period of time before I take them off and either go bare feet, or change into flats.
I Hope you have enjoyed my answers to some of the most common questions I get about styling and looking fashionable on a wheelchair.
Remember, style should reflect your personality and what works for someone else's body type might not work for you. Do you, be you, and stay true to yourself.
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