Instagram took the internet by storm when it launched six years ago, and the popular online photo and video sharing social networking service continues to garner popularity among selfie addicts and internet buffs alike regardless of age or ability.
More often than not people with disabilities find dealing with life quite arduous, but that doesn't necessarily cramp their style. For instance, a few disabled people have still not sidelined their beauty routine, despite facing all sorts of difficulties.
The all-embracing fashion industry has become more and more accessible over a very short period of time setting the stage for many differently-abled influencers, who have made beauty and style accessible for quite some time now.
Let's take a look at some of these influential Instagrammers we can draw inspiration from. Whether it is about education, style or just sprucing up your feed, you can count on them. From outfit of the day to make up tutorials, they've got it all covered.
Jordan Bone (@jbone89)
Makeup and motivation YouTuber, Jordan met with an accident when she was just 15 years old. The mishap left her paralyzed from the chest down and led her into a deep-seated depression. She gradually trained herself how to put on makeup and began teaching others how to do the same. She has 136k followers on Instagram.
Kaitlyn Dobrow (@kaitlyndobrow)
Kaitlyn fell victim to bacterial meningitis about four years ago and as a result, she had to undergo a quadruple amputation. She posted her first beauty tutorials on YouTube in June, last year. Using her prosthetic limbs to apply makeup, she discusses her personal life as an amputee and is followed by 155k Instagrammers.
Lucy Edwards (@yesterdayswishes)
Aside from being a blind beauty blogger, Lucy is also a vlogger and motivational speaker. She usually posts vegan recipes, photos of her guide dog and makeup tutorials for 28,185 subscribers on her YouTube channel called YesterdaysWishes. On her YouTube channel, Lucy talks about how she deals with her blindness and shares relationship wisdom and makeup hacks.
Marimar Quiroa (@makeupartistgorda66)
Marimar started her YouTube channel called MakeupArtistGorda66 in the bid to support the deaf and hard of hearing community. In addition to offering in-depth makeup tutorials, she posts beauty related videos on a regular basis. She also makes videos in sign language and uses subtitles to interact with her viewers. Marimar not only showcases products but also shows her 246, 779 YouTube subscribers how to apply them.
Sarah Alexander (@wonderlandblogs)
"Sarah in Wonderland" is a website where Sarah Alexander writes about disability, beauty, and lifestyle. She lives with EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) which generally affects either the joints or skin and uses a wheelchair. Her Instagram account is usually brimming with photos of beauty products. She conceptualized Spoonie Post project that centers on cheering up, motivating and supporting people dealing with chronic illnesses. She has 5,420 followers on Instagram.
Madison Lawson (@wheelchairbarbie)
Madison is living with two types of muscular dystrophy and calls herself a "magical wheelchair unicorn." She uses her Instagram account to share her everyday life with her 4,822 followers and showcase some beauty products and a few intensely hued makeup looks.
Tess Daly (@tess.daly)
Despite living with spinal muscular atrophy type 2, this UK-based fashion and beauty blogger manages to share adventures around the country. She usually posts photos and videos related to her makeup looks and outfit of the day. She has 92k followers on Instagram. (Image: moritz320 / Pixabay)