Living with a connective tissue disorder and chronic fatigue isn’t easy, but Beth Wilson says her wheelchair has brought her so much freedom. She’s been using the wheelchair for about five years, but in all those years, she’s never seen anything like this:
A shop called The White Collection Bridal Boutique in Portishead, Somerset, on the English coast displayed a wedding dress on a mannequin in a wheelchair. Beth was blown away.
“20% of the population is disabled in some way,” says Beth. Yet she had never seen disability represented in such a beautiful way. To Beth, the fact the White Collection adorned the wheelchair with greenery, rather than hiding it, was icing on the cake.
Beth never expected her tweet about the display to go viral — she even said all the media attention has been well out of her comfort zone! — but she couldn’t be happier to see so many supporting its message.
“Here’s hoping more shops start including disabled people!”