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Too pretty to be in a wheelchair

Wednesday, 3 February, 2016

Too pretty to be in a wheelchair

Sarah Wilson

"I feel like people look at me when I'm out and think 'why have you even bothered'", says the 28-year-old. "I think that's maybe my imagination but it's often how I feel. For me make-up is like my armour. I put it on because I love it. I'm a woman first and foremost, my disability comes second to that."

Sarah is a beauty and lifestyle blogger who set up her website Sarah In Wonderland in May. She has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which can lead to chronic pain and fatigue, and often uses a wheelchair or crutches.

She was shopping at a make-up counter when the stranger mentioned her looks. "She said it like it was a compliment and then walked away. Generally I have answers ready for most comments but I had nothing for this one. It was later on that I started to feel really angry," she says.

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