This all continued because by the start of the weekend it was in Vogue! And in pretty much every other magazine like it from Cosmopolitan to Elle, from Hello to Okay, from the Daily mail to the Sun. I believe there are over 50 articles about this across the globe. Literally.
I am reading articles from Mexico, Brazil, New York, Canada, New Zealand and Australia to name only a few of the countries! My tweet itself is on over 7,000 likes and 1,600 retweets!
The world is loving the fact that not only has my collaboration with ASOS starting changing fashion, I was also the first person in a wheelchair to model in this capacity and man am I honored to be able to say that!
It may have been international news but what means the most to me is the comments from the people who are going to benefit from these changes to the fashion industry.
Some of my favourite comments are ...
“Diversity without tokenism”
“This is honestly the first time I have ever seen a disabled model in a ‘normal’ set up, rather than a special one off to gain attention”
“You are such an amazing role model and you look amazing in this - this needs to be a huge campaign- more needs to be done for a huge percentage of people that are different in one way or another - more platforms, more opportunities”
“I hope other brands take note having a “disability” is not stopping anyone ever just give opportunity and let the talent speak volumes - I pray it gets better for my daughter and so many others”
“And now I ask to all the other big brands out there, if ASOS can do it, why can't you?”