“NOTHING MAKES A WOMAN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE BELIEF THAT SHE IS BEAUTIFUL.”
According to the NSIP ( National Service Inclusion Project) there are an estimated 49.9 million people with a disability in the United States.
Yet, we are routinely ignored by the mainstream media. This can leave many people with disabilities feeling depressed and frustrated.
We have the same interest as our abled bodied counterparts and only wish for the acceptance and inclusion that they receive.
It’s time to show the world that women with disabilities are beautiful and that we matter. It’s time to stand out from the crowd and make the world see our value.
That is the goal of Sweet Tart Beauty.
I’m Emerald, blogger + owner of this here blog, and I’m passionate about promoting the belief that all women are beautiful and worthy of love and acceptance.
I was born the youngest of three kids in a small town in Georgia. In school I was a perfectionist with a love for making people smile. Growing up I had my little hands in everything and enjoyed singing in my schools chorus. Graduating high school with an honors diploma, I was sure my life was going in the right direction.
However, shortly after graduating I began to experience the affects of Mitochondrial Myopathy, a neuromuscular disorder that affects my ability to walk and at times speak.
Always the social butterfly, I became withdrawn and depressed as I became more dependent on my walking aids and eventually a wheelchair. Seeing my downward spiral, I began to look for outlets to uplift my mood.
After watching countless Youtube beauty videos and realizing I wanted to be a makeup artist I decided to create my first blog dreammua. I would post my makeup looks and beauty inspirations daily, excited to hear the feedback from my readers.
But I noticed the more I tried to be happy the more life seemed to tear me down. I had multiple health setbacks and eventually decided to put blogging on hold. Thankfully that didn’t last long.
In early 2012 Sweet Tart Beauty was born out of my determination to create a space on the internet that not only shared beauty tips, but also offered encouragement and tips on living with a disability. While I have swayed on my goals from time to time, my hope is to turn this space into a social hub for beauty obsessed women with disabilities who just need a little laugh, encouragement or advice. Now a collaborative blog with my sweet and loving mom, we are eager to meet and encourage all who will listen.
I look forward to meeting you and hopefully working together. Thank you for visiting Sweet Tart Beauty.
Want to know more?
Send me an e-mail to emerald (at) sweettartbeauty (dot) com.
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