“Often people are like ‘Oh you’re blind and small. You’re so cute,'” says Emely. “We’re viewed with pity rather than as sexy.” Being stereotyped in this way makes it hard for teen girls to date or see themselves as attractive.
Because of her spinal muscular atrophy, Trinity Miller uses a ventilator, which draws attention from strangers and peers alike; but Trinity has her own things say about how their reactions make her feel. This story is part of Teen Voices’ Girl Fuse series, featuring stories by and about girls with disabilities.
When trying on her original fashion designs became a hassle, Delaina Parrish turned her attention toward strategic designs that would make clothing more accessible for girls with unique bodies and abilities. This story is part of Teen Voices’ Girl Fuse series, featuring stories by and about girls with disabilities.