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Kelly Knox

Model and co-founder of Diversity Not Disability

Model and co-founder of Diversity Not Disability

My Body Beautiful

<img alt="everybody banner" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/5399116/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> Growing up I clearly knew my soul chose to incarnate into this body at this time in history for a reason. This is most likely why I have never felt 'disabled'. Like I understood it is only my physical body that is missing a bit. My soul is complete, whole, all powerful and limitless.
10/07/2017 14:13 BST

Even Though Your Body Is Different, It's Still Beautiful

<img alt="everybody banner" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/5399116/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> In a vlog for Everybody, model and co-founder of Diversity Not Disability, Kelly Knox, talks about why she has never seen herself as being disabled. She says that even as a young child she knew that she was complete as a person, which informed her decision not to wear a prosthetic. Kelly wants to ensure that young disabled people embrace the skin they're in and feel empowered.
05/07/2017 09:19 BST

Dear Society

I was not born into this body to be oppressed. I was born into this body to be of service. To help, heal and empower. Shine my light so brightly that you can't ignore me.
12/06/2017 13:48 BST

Purple Pound Power - The Largest Untapped Market

This is more than equal opportunities for disabled models. This is about the mental health of young people, our future. I want every young person to accept their individuality, be confident in their own skin and have the complete freedom to be themselves, no barriers. Fashion and diversity have the power to transform lives.
13/04/2017 15:41 BST

#DearBody

Throughout my life, you have always been there... loving and supporting me, working hard, never giving up on me (even at times when I have felt like giving up on you), being so resilient, adaptable, courageous and strong. I have never stopped to think how brilliant and amazing you are, let alone thank you for it. I guess I took you for granted.
07/03/2017 17:57 GMT

Teatum Jones Champions Diversity At London Fashion Week

<img alt="banner" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/3953620/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> Disabled people enjoy clothes as much as any other human being. Disabled people are fashionable too. From a pair of high shoes, a tight fitted dress, a pop of bright coloured lipstick - to a designer handbag - fashion and beauty makes us feel good. When you feel good, you look good. Confidence is everything and we could all do with an extra boost of confidence. Fashion and beauty really is for every BODY.
22/02/2017 11:45 GMT

Words Are Powerful

Words can inspire, empower, motivate, lift your spirits and give you joy and happiness. Equally, words can make you feel useless, anxious, depressed, not worthy, hurt and lower your self-esteem. Words Make. Works Break. Words are like a magical powder or a deadly potion.
04/07/2016 10:18 BST

Acceptance - No Approval Needed

Disabled is not a word I would chose to describe myself, society describes me that way and I accept that. I am proud of who I am, my body has given me gifts and strengths where if I was born with both hands - I might not have had.
20/05/2016 13:13 BST

Models With Disabilities - The Most Underrepresented Group in Fashion

I am proud of my uniqueness and believe individuality should be celebrated. Why try and blend in when you were born to stand out?! I refuse to be labelled. I am not a robot, or a carbon copy. I am a human being. My arm does not define me as a person. It is just part of me, like every other part is.
22/02/2016 17:47 GMT