Every year young women in wheelchairs become the next line of fierce disabled ladies, and the latest girls to blossom into strong, proud women are making some awesome videos full of spunk and strong opinions; spectacular videos the world needs to see.
From calling out people on things that annoy them to showing some surprising sexuality despite the presence of a wheelchair, here are three fresh videos from female wheelchair-users who show us we have a bright future to look forward to full of strong disabled movers and shakers.
Our first video comes from the very sassy Stephanie Woodward, who has a few choice things to say to the men out there trying to hit on women who use wheelchairs. She goes through a list of everything they’re doing wrong, and boy does she know what she’s talking about. The first thing she brings up is how men will often say to her, “You’re pretty for being in a wheelchair,” and it just gets better from there.
She corrects this horrible statement by saying what is the real truth, “No. I am pretty. And the wheelchair doesn’t have to be part of it.” I love her self-confidence. The rest of the missteps she brings up are just as frequently heard. My favorite of her gripes is when men call her “Hot wheels.” Her response, “Yes, I know I’m a hot, and you’re right, I use wheels to get around. And now I know you’re stupid.” Watch her video
Our next video comes from my new girl crush, Brianna Scalesse, a T12 para from Connecticut who’s studying at Trinity College. She recently put some amazing dance videos and we have one of her coolest videos here to share with you – the wheelchair twerk. Yes that’s right, this girl has perfected how to twerk in a wheelchair, and holy cow is she good at it.
She makes it look good (and her long hair surely helps for extra movement), but this is not easy sitting down. Granted, she’s probably a size zero, but she shows a wheelchair can’t hold you back from some awesomely sexy dancing. This video I predict will be blowing up on social media soon, but parents take note, the lyrics in this video aren’t censored. Watch Bri do the wheelchair twerk
Our third video starts with a light saber so you know it’s going to be good. Straight from Maria Monterrosa, a wheelchair user and high school improv actor who labels herself as a “future film director,” she just made her first video and titled it, “7 Reasons Why I Like Being In a wheelchair.”
Maria is the epitome of sassy in her video, from her wheelchair spinning and light effects to throwing out dozens of jokes. She may just be a future comedian as well. Watch her video
Fifty years ago we’d never see women in wheelchairs being like this. I’m so glad to live in 2014. We can be proud, loud strong women in spite of our wheelchairs, and best of all we can now use social media to spread his message with the world.
Do you feel your disability makes you more sassy? Which women in wheelchairs do you admire?
Watch the videos from these women in wheelchairs!