It doesn't take much efforts or a second thought to crib about our features or body. A slightly broad nose or even a chipped nail is enough to give some of us sleepless nights and bring down our confidence level frighteningly. Despite being well-endowed with efficiently functioning body parts, we refuse to praise or thank the Lord and instead jump on the bandwagon of wailers. Now, this is completely unfair and unwarranted!
Look around, and you will find many people who are challenged in some way or the other, still trying their best to use their other assets without giving in to their disabilities. In fact, there are some who transform their disability into strength ranging from a man without hands using his toes to paint to an optically-challenged girl creating beautiful sculptures out of the sand. There is no dearth of such talented people on our planet.
Today's flavor comes from Ethiopia where models with disabilities walked the ramp and slayed it completely.
In its first, Ethiopia organized a fashion show that was solely dedicated to its people/models with disabilities. 28 models with different kinds and levels of physical disabilities walked – rather, ruled - the ramp, breaking down all the barricades of prejudice. These amazing models stumped everyone with their confidence and vigor, and did not let their disability get in the way of the catwalk of their life.
27-year-old Sadiya Kadir, (a model with disability) says, "There are many people who complain everyday yet they have normal bodies. The rich grumble, the poor grumble but I'm free from that. I'm so unique in this world and beautiful. I have a lot to do for this world. So I don't care and worry about my disability status," as reported by A News.
Traditionally, disability has been considered a curse in Ethiopia. It is regarded as a punishment by the Almighty for the past sins of that family.
Each apparel was tailored in a way to best suit the needs and body shape of the wearer.
The designers have stated that they would now be designing clothes that are more viable for people with disabilities.