Hey ya'll. Spotlights will be back next Friday...in the meantime many of you sent me this emails telling me about Nicole Kelly, the newly crowned Miss Iowa. She has a limb difference! Regardless of your opinion of beauty pageants, I think it's great to see a woman with a prominent disability in the world of beauty pageants where the emphasis is often physical appearance, win this title. A part of me really sees it as no big deal--she's as qualified as any other woman up there. But I also know that there was a day and age that she probably wouldn't have even been considered based on such a little thing as a missing arm. Additionally, I really like that she's all about disability awareness and is bringing that awareness front and center. I particularly like what she had to say in this video here.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend!