While hashtags regularly trend on Twitter, a few catch our attention for being particularly positive and spreading messages of inclusivity. Most recently, we noticed the hashtag #DisabledAndCute gaining momentum on the social media platform.
According to Bustle, the tag was created by writer Keah Brown under her Twitter handle @keah_maria. She shared her story about having cerebral palsy and encouraged others to do the same using the tag.
Since she first tweeted about it on Feb. 12, other people have taken to Twitter to celebrate their disabilities, and to show how their disabilities are part of what makes them who they are.
People with visible and invisible disabilities are sharing their stories using the tag to spread a message of "body positivity, acceptance, visibility and joy."
Furthermore, they are showing that being open about a disability isn't necessarily brave. Instead, they are showing that they are fabulous and fierce people and their disabilities are part of what makes them this way.
Those who have shared their stories include: legally blind people, people with limited mobility, and people with genetic disorders. While all of their stories are unique, each has a message of empowerment behind it.
Brown told Refinery29, "It's been great to see so many people get on board. I like that so many people are proud of themselves and their bodies enough to post pictures or even just share the hashtag."