"The family bonding shopping trips ended. My body image was destroyed. And I was forced to break up with a fundamental part…of ME.” - Dona Edwards, TEDx Speaker
I have always identified with Fashion! My scoliosis diagnosis as an adolescent impacted this greatly! I was the daughter of a fashionista married to a dapper dresser who also took fashion seriously. I treasured our family shopping trips where we all bonded over our love of fashion! The abrupt change in my physical condition sent me into a tailspin as I felt helpless departing from the most basic sense of myself.
Following many challenges with getting dressed, excruciating pain, surgery, prayer and patience, I was introduced to Adaptive Fashion. It has renewed my optimism for what fashion can be and restored my hope that fashionable adaptive clothing and shoes will one day become mainstream.
The journey has not been easy, but here I am.