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ID: Text reads: Diversity Darlings, fashion and culture tailored for disabled woman. The text is in a deep red with a light pink dotty underline. In the top left hand corner text reads Issue 1 in cursive. The Conscious Being logo, a light and dark red rainbow with Conscious underneath, is next to this text. Surrounding the text are light purple hanging flowers in a watercolour style.

Intimately.Co collates brands from Elba London to Dear Kate, bringing you underwear that combines both function and fashion. Their shop features side opening underwear, magnetic front opening bras and period-proof lacy underwear — to help all women feel beautiful. They have a good sizing range, classic but stylish designs and their pieces are the perfect start to any outfit.

What we love:

Elba Blush Bra: The Elba Bra in Blush is one of our favourite pieces. Not only is it a gorgeous colour, but this bra features front magnetic opening, double layered cups, adjustable straps, an easily removable label (no horrendous itching!) and soft casing with flexible boning to provide support without an underwire. If that’s not enough there’s a touch of cosmopolitan gold on the straps for that finishing touch! It retails for a cool £48.

Their Instagram : Intimately.co has a beautifully cultivated Instagram aesthetic; wholesome and stylish. It features customer selfies, educational posts surrounding life with disability, inspirational graphics, recommended reading lists and more. All of their posts are encapsulated in varying shades of earthy tones, and the product is both beautiful and welcoming.

Their Sense of Community: Having recently launched their community scheme, Intimately.co are encouraging disabled women to meet and empower one another. Organising events like a monthly book club and discussion around lifestyle or fashion, this inclusive company truly want you to be apart of the family. We can’t wait to see what they do with their community scheme next!

What we would like to see more of:

  • A brighter range of colour.
  • A broader price range.

Every month we scroll and double tap our way through Instagram to find our top Instagram stars. We want to celebrate all styles featuring those that identify as disabled women — steampunk or preppy, dressed to the nines or sweat-pant swagger — tag your Instagram pictures with #diversitydarlings for the chance to be featured!

Account — @chronically.fly

About: @chronically.fly is run by Teighlor, showcasing her aesthetic, joyful style… as well as being comfy — an important factor considering her chronic illness. Teighlor also runs @blackdisabilitycollective which “share[s] stories and envision[s]” the future for black disabled people. Their tagline is “black disabled lives are sacred” and this fantastic account run by Teighlor shares resources, thoughts, stories and more.

What we love: The whole princess bubblegum vibe! Those off the shoulder, floaty sleeves? Yes. The alien choker? Yes. The cat ears? Yes. Teighlor is one for cute accessories and colour!

Account -@disabled_fashion

Model — @paola_antonini

About: @disabled_fashion is dedicated to sharing fashion from disabled people around the globe!

What we love: The account features a range of styles, disabilities, and personalities. What we loved about Paola’s image is how radiantly joyful she looks and, of course, her sparkly pink prosthetic.

Account — @fashionbellee

About: Sophie runs this vibrant account to discuss her strong interest in fashion, and her opinions around inclusivity for disabled people within the media and the fashion industry. She is a disabled mother with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

What we love: Her icy blue matching shoes and bag, the pop of floral pattern and Sophie’s sleek hairstyle.

This stand is great for those with repetitive strain injury, arthritis, or with limited hand mobility. It has a vibrant, friendly pattern, and is handmade! You can find this gem over on www.thestockwellstitcher.com along with a whole host of over goodies, including eco-friendly and repurposed gifts.

This holiday location is perfect for a staycation, featuring a stunning panoramic window overlooking the idyllic Northumberland countryside. These contemporary lodges include luxurious living space with accessible accommodations, allowing you — or somebody in your holiday party — to enjoy a rare holiday stress free, being specially designed for a wheelchair user or those with limited mobility.

This lodge features a hot tub, whilst the park this lodge is situated on includes an indoor hydrotherapy pool, sensory room, sauna, aromatherapist and accessible walking locations. Disabled Holidays also include adapted transfers with their partner Driving Miss Daisy, to save the hassle of searching for a safe and reliable transfer to your holiday destination.

If you enjoyed this month’s issue — let us know on social media! Tweet @esioul or @ladychloestark with your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you. Conscious Being is funded by a Patreon, which we use to pay our writers. All of our contributors would appreciate it greatly if you could check that out.

If you would like to be featured on the next month’s issue of Diversity Darlings, and you identify as a disabled woman, contact Chloe either through www.wordsbychloe.com, twitter @ladychloestark or instagram @lemoncaketales. Next month we intend to feature an interview with a woman who works with inclusive fashion, if that is you — please get in touch!

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