Beautifully You


Every man/woman/boy/girl deserves to be able to feel beautiful. Beautifully You wants to give woman with mobility challenges the chance to feel beautiful. My friend came up with an idea to help each person with a mobility challenge experience the gratification by designing salon shampoo/salon chair that would be accessible to everyone.

DREAMS Foundation


D.R.E.A.M.S. is an non profit organization that was originally founded by my friend, Shaudell Brooks, to unify students with and without disabilities. Her goal was to inform and raise awareness to the community of our university about disability rights and issues. By doing this she was able to make the college experience more enjoyable and successful for all. It was such a success there, she thought it would be wonderful to make it official and expand and serve different communities across the gulf coast.

A disabled boy was almost turned away from Santa Claus because of his furry friend — RareRare


What was supposed to be a fun afternoon visiting Santa turned into an upsetting experience for a mother and her son in Pennsylvania. “We went down there so he could give letters to Santa, because he really wanted to give these three letters. He’d been asking forever,” Linda Dallatore said. But they were turned away…

via A disabled boy was almost turned away from Santa Claus because of his furry friend — RareRare

Girl Up


Girl Up the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere. Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has funded UN programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries and built a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates – including Girl Up Global Advocates Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and Latin American business leader Angélica Fuentes. Our youth leaders, representing more than 850 Girl Up Clubs in 66 countries, stand up, speak up, and rise up to support the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.

 

Thanks for Following


I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who is following this blog! I can’t believe it’s gone as far as it has! I didn’t know where it would go, but I’m so glad I stuck with it. I can’t wait to see where else life will take The Pink Lemonade Ladies in the future. Look out world! First, a Facebook group. Then, a blog. Next, a respite weekend planned for my Senior Thesis. Who knows what’s will come after that?!

Beauty Tools


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I thought that I would built upon my I Feel Pretty post and talk about some of my favorite beauty tools. I received the Sonia Kashuk® Brush Couture Brush Set – 4 piece (top) for my birthday. I love them! I plan to try the Sonia Kashuk® Knock Out Beauty Smokey Eye Brush Set – 6 piece very soon. I’m sure I’ll love them just as much.

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You Don’t Know Me, Don’t Call Me Your “Inspiration”


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If you have a disability, maybe you’ve had someone you don’t know  randomly come up to you and say something to this extent: “You’re so inspiring with the way you handle your life, if I was in your situation, I wouldn’t be able to live, or handle it as well as you.” They may mean well, but let’s be honest for just a second, this is just as stupid as someone saying, “Oh, you’re so courageous for having a broken finger, God bless you.” Please. If you say I’m courageous for living my life with a disability, you’re just showing me pity. cerebral palsy is the least of my problems. In fact, it’s NOT a problem at all, I’m proud of who I am, and CP is a part of that. I have my good days and bad days, but who doesn’t? This world is not perfect. Don’t get me wrong, one of…

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