A PASSIONATE advocate for body positivity is on a mission to challenge stigmas surrounding disability and body image by posting risqué photos of herself online. Alex Dacy, 25, from Chicago, was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a progressive, genetic disease that causes muscle wasting and mobility problems. Under the name, ‘Wheelchair Rapunzel’, Alex has become an online advocate for disabled-body positivity, often Instagramming ‘risqué’ photos of herself in her underwear to break the stigmas. She has also become an entrepreneur – creating merchandise that raises awareness for disabled bodies.
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