Why We Need More Disability Representation in Weddings

Why We Need More Disability Representation in Weddings

Owners and sisters, Laura Allen and Sarah Parker, of The White Collection change the window display monthly but they had no idea what a statement they were making when they decided to display a mannequin sitting in a wheelchair. In an industry that tends to exclude those that are different, this new example of inclusion is hopefully the beginning of a bigger movement.

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Adapting to the Ordinary // A “Traditionally Untraditional” Wedding

Adapting to the Ordinary // A “Traditionally Untraditional” Wedding

Soon after the last phone call was made and the pictures of the engagement ring were uploaded to various social media platforms, it was time to switch gears and focus on turning our wedding day visions into a reality. Then it was time to discuss the wedding plans. Where would we get married?  How many guests could we invite? How were we going to afford this? So many questions, and nearly as much advice, came flooding in.

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Adapting to the Ordinary // The Dreaded “I” Word

Adapting to the Ordinary // The Dreaded “I” Word

Accomplishing everyday tasks or doing ordinary things that able-bodied people do (like buying milk, going to school or getting married) are not inspiring. And to categorize them as such lowers the expectations we have for people with disabilities. This is problematic in a lot of aspects but particularly when fighting for equal opportunities in education and employment.

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Adapting to the Ordinary // DOs and DON’Ts of a Disability “Woke” Business

Adapting to the Ordinary // DOs and DON’Ts of a Disability “Woke” Business

When working with clients with disabilities, there are many considerations for making a great first impression and a long-lasting relationship. While you probably already work with other minorities, people with disabilities may require special accommodations you may not be aware of. Each individual has different abilities and needs that may require some creativity on your part to be inclusive and accommodating. No matter the type of vendor you are, here are some DOs and DON’Ts you should consider to be a disability-“woke” business:

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