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My Disability Is My Kind of Beautiful

Some people think just because I have a disability, I shouldn’t feel beautiful. But that’s not true. I feel beautiful because I’m unique in my own way. I can’t change my disability and I don’t want to. I feel like being who I am as someone with a disability makes me beautiful.

I’m allowed to feel beautiful without it being some kind of crime. As I mentioned, being beautiful makes me who I am. With my depression, I still wake up each morning happy that I’m healthy and alive and that right there is beauty in itself. Beauty is not based on outward appearance, it’s inward. Someone taught me that.

I have spina bifida, hydrocephalus, and Klippel-Feil syndrome and because of that, people think I’m not beautiful. But again, that’s outward. I’m so much more than my disability that so many people don’t understand. I’m still me.

So I hope you will think that you are beautiful for who you are and not what you are. I hope this helps you to become the better you that you want to be!