Dr. Danielle Sheypuk
“I feel like the industry has gotten more accepting of diversity but you never hear of a model in a wheelchair and it’s just ludicrous. I would like the whole spectrum of fashion designers to tune in, all the way up to high fashion like Tory Burch, Gucci and Louis Vuitton because, why not? Many of us have successful careers and we have money and we want to spend it and we want to look good.”
Dr. Danielle Sheypuk is the FIRST-EVER model in a wheelchair to grace a catwalk at NYFW. Many would say that this is inspirational.Yes this has never been done before and now she will be celebrated but we people often like to do that. We go about our day and live in a bubble of the society norm. In that bubble everything is fitted for that ideal image. A lot of people then are outsiders since they don’t fit in. Every now and then that outsider gets recognized which then is followed by a big prise by the society. Words like brave,inspirational,unique on and on follows.I just don’t understand we are in 2014 and yet we still find it inspiring that a wheel chaired model graced the cat walk.When will it just be normal?When will the society stop chasing the image or live in the bubble and open their eyes and realize our society is build out of different people? Legalized gay rights rights,woman being able to vote,wheel chaired model being on cat walk should not be Oh Wow That’s Inspirational but should just be simply normal to us!It should be normal for wheel chaired woman to be a model common it’s 2014.We are all humans and all different and all deserve same respect and rights. Last fact I don’t understand when will the designers and fashion media understand the clothes is bought by all different types of people not models?When you want to put that so called plus size model on cat walk to make a statement don’t they realize it’s not statement but reality? We all come in different sizes and shapes.Instead of putting a models size 0 which is fine add models of all sizes. Like it or not this won’t change we all will always be different sizes so you might as well just join in instead of painting one stroke on a big canvas which we all know is uncompleted and is missing few more…..a lot of strokes. Embrace the reality!