Social media has the power to connect us to anyone around the world. Whether you’re reconnecting with old friends or trying to find people who have the same interests and/or struggles, these platforms can bring us together. Instagram is one such platform. As a wheelchair user, I love connecting with others for a bit of motivation on a tough day, a fashion how-to, or much-needed wheelchair user hack. These Instagram accounts have been helpful to me in more ways than one so I’m sharing 13 Instagram Accounts Every Girl With A Disability Should Follow.
Living with a disability can be difficult especially if you’re the only one of the people in your circle, social media can show you, you are are not alone. The positivity and motivation you can find on Instagram, can provide a new perspective and help you get through the rough days of dealing with your disability. Because let’s be real those days exist, but how do we deal with them?
Because let’s be real those days exist, so keep these Instagram accounts for positivity, motivation or just amazingly helpful wheelchair user hacks Now let’s get to that list.
- Madeline Elizabeth Delp
- Jordan Bone
- Tamara Mena
- Lauren “Lo Lo” Spencer
- Tess Daly
- Clara Holmes
- Chiara Schlatter
- Steph Aiello
- Sinead Burke
- Sarah Foley
- Alyssa Higgins
- Disabled Fashion
13 Instagram Accounts Every Girl With A Disability Should Follow
Madeline Elizabeth Delp| (@liveboundlessgirl) : Ms. Wheelchair USA, Madeline encourages people to live a boundless life. She encourages people to let go of the fear holding them back and go for it. Go try, go on a new adventure. Madeline’s Instagram is full of fun activities and travel adventures like kayaking and horseback riding in Italy. Follow her if you need a bit of inspiration, encouragement, and fun. She shows that your disability doesn’t have to hold you back, sure ever situation is different and everyone has difficult capabilities, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try something new once in a while.
Jordan Bone| (@Jbone89): As a makeup lover with a disability, finding Jordan’s Instagram Page was amazing. if you followed the blog before this year’s makeover, you know how much I love Jordan’s Instagram page and what she represents. She shows that just because you have a disability, doesn’t mean you can’t be glamorous. from makeup tutorials to life in a wheelchair videos and Q&A’s on YouTube, she inspires others to live their best life.
On Instagram, she posts makeup looks, body positivity, and self-love. Follow her if you’re looking for makeup inspiration or a little inspiration towards on your journey of self-love. It is something we all struggle with now and again, but more important than many realize.
Tamara Mena (@tamaramenaofficial): Actress and Model are two of Tamara’s Mena hats. On Youtube as well as Instagram she shares stories about her life as a wheelchair user, sometimes sharing videos of transfers, or how she goes about doing activities such as driving. She also does not shy away from the difficult days and tough moments either which can be tough to share with the world. Tamara’s page is all about body positivity, disability awareness, and enjoying life.
Lauren “Lo-Lo” Spencer | (@Itslololove): When I discovered Lo-Lo on Youtube, I watched a few videos then found her on Instagram. Among many other things, she is a disability lifestyle influencer. Lauen discusses disability issues such as fashion, dating, and several other aspects of living with a disability. On Instagram, Lauren posts about fashion, disability awareness, and self-care. Follow her for great posts about the topics mentioned above.
Tess Daly: (@tess.daly) Another Fashion & Beauty Influencer on the list? I know I know, but I love her posts and if you love makeup you’ll want to follow her. Tess posts all about makeup, skincare, and self-love. Her posts include fashion and beauty posts as well as video tutorials on most of her looks. She is a great person to follow for inspiration makeup or otherwise.
Clara Holmes |(@rollinfunky): Clara is a model and blogger. Clara’s Instagram page is full of fashion inspiration, I’m always excited to see how she styles something in her wheelchair. The captions she posts are about enjoying life and self- love. You should definitely check her page for fashion inspiration if you love fashion though.
Chiara Schlatter |(@chiara_schlatter): Chiara’s Instagram page is full of fashion and inspiration and amazing photos. If you are looking for some ideas for poses or locations, definitely check out her account. My favorite photos are the ones she does in the forest.
Steph Aiello | (@uwalk_iglide) Can I just say how much I love her username?! Steph is a beauty and disability lifestyle influencer. Her Instagram Page is filled with makeup videos, and videos to illustrate how she transfers or completes other tasks with her disability. She often talks about how important enjoying life is and going for things even you might be a little apprehensive, again you’ll never know if you don’t try.
Sinead Burke: | (@thesineadburke) Sinead is a Disability Advocate and Influencer. She challenges leaders to change their perspective when it comes to design. She wants leaders to consider not only the design of the world around us but fashion leaders when it comes to the design of clothing. She was on the cover of the September Issue of British Vogue as part of the Forces For Change. I love looking at her feed, reading the captions, and learning about how she is bringing awareness to the disability community. and of course the fashion inspiration.
Sarah Foley: | (@VerticalBlonde): Sarah’s Instagram is all about self-acceptance fitness and confidence for women wheelchair users. The Vertical Beauty Project is focused on giving wheelchair users, more specifically those with Spinal Cord Injuries makeovers and photoshoots so they look as beautiful as their inner beauty. On Instagram, she posts about positivity, empowerment, beauty, fitness, and more.
Alyssa Higgins | (@wheel.life.in.the.wheel.world.): Alyssa is a Disability advocate and influencer who posts about life with her disability, illustrating how she completes daily activities such as curling her hair or picking things up when she drops them. She posts about fashion every now and again, in addition to posting about her relationship sharing some parts of it with her followers. Her Instagram posts are fun, positive, and more as she brings awareness to the disability community.
These next two pages are community pages. I love community pages because you can discover several other accounts worth following instead of just the one community page, quite a few of the accounts in this list I found through community pages.
Wheelgirlz: This is one of the many Instagram accounts that is dedicated to disability awareness. I really liked this page because I was learning about other women in wheelchairs and learning their stories. I was also featured on the page which was so much fun. (This is not an ad or promotion of any kind, I just really like this page and figured you would too).
Disabled Fashion: Disabled Fashion a page that features people with different abilities and all though it doesn’t really focus on fashion in the clothing sense, the name fits because it seems as if people are showing off their mobility devices and prosthetics as well as their bodies in a way that illustrates self-love (at least to me).
Check out some of these Instagram accounts and let me know what you think. Did you discover any accounts you decided to follow? Think I missed an Instagram account that other girls with disabilities should know about? Let me know in the comments.