‘Too Pretty To Be In A Wheelchair’



By Lucy Townsend BBC News

Beauty blogger Sarah Wilson was told by a stranger that she was “too pretty to be in a wheelchair”. She wrote about it on her website, inspiring a number of people to get in touch. Here five disabled beauty writers explain what fashion and make-up mean to them.

Sarah Wilson

“I feel like people look at me when I’m out and think ‘why have you even bothered'”, says the 28-year-old. “I think that’s maybe my imagination but it’s often how I feel. For me make-up is like my armour. I put it on because I love it. I’m a woman first and foremost, my disability comes second to that.”

Sarah is a beauty and lifestyle blogger who set up her website Sarah In Wonderland in May. She has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which can lead to chronic pain and fatigue, and often uses a wheelchair or crutches.


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