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It's body positivity month at Livingly, a cause thats strength lies in its inclusivity. Unfortunately, in the mainstream movement, those with disabilities can get overlooked.

We spoke about the issue to Sarah Bal, the Director of Public Relations for The Arc, the largest organization in the country dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. "Sadly, many don’t think of people with disabilities when they think of the body positive movement," she concurred, "But just like their peers without disabilities, they are making an impact on social media and the world. Inclusion knows no bounds and inclusion in the body positive movement should feature people with disabilities owning their beauty." We couldn't agree more.

Excitingly, there's a growing community of women with disabilities who are fearlessly showing their scars — and medical aids, and wheelchairs, and prosthetics — to the world, as a powerful reminder that every body is beautiful. Read on to meet your new favorite Instagram stars.
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