— Body Matters

The empowering #DisabledandCute hashtag is rewriting the narrative about what disabilities look like

Keah Brown / twitter.com

You know those days when you wear a bomb outfit, do your hair and makeup perfectly, or just feel GD fabulous? Yeah, we do too. And when Keah Brown, a 25-year-old New York-based journalist, had one of those days, she posted about it on Twitter — and started a movement.

Brown has cerebral palsy, which can “affect a person’s posture, balance and ability to move, communicate, eat, sleep, and learn,” according to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, and it sometimes makes her feel insecure. So when she was having a particularly cute day, she posted some photos on Twitter with the hashtag #DisabledandCute — and it caught on right away.

“I wanted to show the world how great it felt to finally feel attractive,” Brown told HelloGiggles.

Since she first tweeted the hashtag over the weekend, users across social platforms have picked it up and run with it, sharing their own selfies and messages of self-love.

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