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Pittsburgh Mom Creates Dolls For Children With Down Syndrome

Connie Feda wanted to create an educational, engaging, and relatable doll for her 13-year-old daughter Hannah, who has Down syndrome. With the goal of capturing “the beauty, vivaciousness and spunk…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 14, 2013 - 10:20 am

Finding Freedom: Artist Explores The Ocean In Underwater Wheelchair

Sue Austin is a performance and installation artist based in the UK. She has been wheelchair-bound since 1996, and dedicated her artistic work to “finding ways to understand and represent…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 30, 2012 - 9:40 am

Meet Aimee Mullins: Athlete, Model, Actress, Muse, Double Amputee

If you’ve not previously encountered Aimee Mullins, she’s a pretty extraordinary woman. Born without fibulae, she had her legs amputated below the knee as a toddler. She went on to…

Susannah Breslin | December 14, 2010 - 2:40 pm

One-Legged Stripper Can Work The Pole Better Than You

I don’t watch “Maury,” so I missed this remarkable video when it aired, but if you can work the pole better than Lil’ Mama, aka Amber, who likely…

Susannah Breslin | June 16, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Athlete Kyle Maynard Is A Congenital Amputee, Also Hot

If you watched HBO’s most recent episode of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” you met Kyle Maynard, 24, an athlete and congenital amputee born without forearms and lower legs. It’s…

Susannah Breslin | May 24, 2010 - 3:40 pm

American Able Photo Series Spoofs Hypersexual American Apparel Ads Using A Disabled Model

Photographer Holly Norris says on her website, “Rarely, if ever, are women with disabilities portrayed in anything other than an asexual manner, for ‘disabled’ bodies are largely perceived as ‘undesirable.’”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 5, 2010 - 12:50 pm

The Strength Of A Mother’s Love

A Chinese mother has carried her son on her back for 35 years in order to give him a more enriched life. Xiong Mingqiang was born with a deformity that…

Annika Harris | January 12, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Next On The List Of Exploitative Reality TV … Disabled Models?

Do we really need yet another modeling reality TV show clogging the airwaves? I was seriously disturbed when I heard about BBC America’s new reality TV series, “Britain’s Missing Top…

Ami Angelowicz | December 2, 2009 - 3:50 pm

Girl Talk: Why Are Men Reluctant To Date A Woman With A Disability?

I recently met David through my blog. He was charming, witty and funny. After a bit of friendly Twirting (flirting via Twitter, the equivalent of computer footsie), he said he…

Melissa Blake | October 14, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Girl Talk: Dating With A Disability

Would a guy date a woman with a disability?

That’s not the sort of question guys are expecting to hear amidst the typical flurry of getting-to-know-you questions. But it’s…

Melissa Blake | June 25, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Modeling Competition For Women With Disabilities

Um, wow. I am kind of speechless. The New York Daily News reports that a new modeling show has come to town, this one called Britain’s Missing Top Model. The…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 27, 2008 - 2:00 pm
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