I don’t know if you saw my open letter, but I say: “There are people like me all over the world growing up without any reference to their part or place in society, without seeing others, like themselves, living a full and fulfilled life. Still, it is as though have a disability is to be invisible- to have the full spectrum of who you are and who could potentially became, ignored.” Because of that Serena and I have been working together this last month to improve SCI awareness.
She is an illustrator and painted me so we could spread the word about inclusion. It talks deep to her heart as she lives with this on a daily basis through her husband that likewise uses a wheelchair. It was an honour for me as I am a big admirer of her work. If you see it on Instagram you will be mesmerised with the quality and diversity of her drawings. Her handle is the_miss-s that a more personal one there she also shares her experience on inclusion with her husband.
They travel around the world showing accessibility and spreading awareness of inclusion. Her other account is serenasartto that is mainly her professional work. We connected over our mutual belief in inclusivity and fashion.
What can I say? I had the honour to be portrayed by her to make people aware about disability and how we can live our lives to the full. Her passion and talent came from the inspiration of music, interesting people and people with a great message. I couldn’t wait to share with you the picture. Let me know if you like the illustration and what you like most about it. All comments are welcome.
I strongly suggest for you to follow her on Instagram or to order your custom illustration on www.serenasart.com
Wouldn’t be great if in all aspects of life you were portrayed some how?
Love Sam x
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