media monday – lauren scruggs shows off her many prosthetic hands

Remember the news story of the tragic accident last December when a young model and fashion blogger lost her left hand and eye after walking into the propeller of a plane? Well, just shy of a year later, Lauren Scruggs has released a memoir about her experience and recovery. Still Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrific Accident, and a Family’s Journey of Hope is now in bookstores, and I plan to read it as soon as I get my hand on it. Since I was born without my arm, I can’t imagine what it’s like for someone just a few years older than I am now to deal with such a huge change.

In the video above, Lauren talks a bit about each of her prosthetic hands and what they do. She has everything from a hand specifically designed to help her do push-ups to a swimming hand with a paddle attached to the end (which I would LOVE to get, if anyone has any information on that).

I hope Lauren’s indomitable spirit inspires you on this Monday morning as you start the week after a nice, long Thanksgiving break!

 

Peace,

Caitlin Michelle

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lily ellis covers pearl jam’s “last kiss”

I know, I know – it’s NOT Media Monday. But I just found this awesome guitar cover by a girl with a left-arm limb difference, and I couldn’t help but share. Enjoy!

Peace,
Caitlin Michelle

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media monday – josh sundquist’s “amputees for math nerds”

And here’s yet another Josh Sundquist video for Media Monday! I know, I know – I post a LOT of Josh Sundquist videos. But he’s just sooooo funny! And this video shows off his pretty twisted sense of humor. I love it!

Happy Monday <3

Peace,
Caitlin

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media monday – april lockhart takes on the lumineers

 

When I first started teaching myself how to play guitar a couple years ago, I thought I was the only one-handed guitar girl on the planet. Then I discovered April Lockhart’s YouTube channel. So as much as I’d love to say that I was an original, I think I can be content knowing that I could TOTALLY be just like April if I had super bouncy hair, flawless vintage makeup (I’m secretly hoping for a makeup tutorial, April!), a twangy voice, and…you know….HEAPS of talent.

Enjoy April’s gorgeous rendition of The Lumineers’ “Hey Ho” and share the music video (which is adorable) with all your friends (especially that guy you’ve been crushing on forever, since the lyrics are pretty darn romantic).

Peace,

Caitlin

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media monday – beauty/fashion hauler vanessa

Happy Labor Day, all! To celebrate, here’s a video I found of a YouTube beauty/fashion hauler who was born without hands and feet. Vanessa from Australia gives awesome style tips and has really great taste in fashion (she loves Alexander McQueen, my favorite designer!). In a world where people with disabilities are depicted as abnormal and “different,” Vanessa proves that a girl’s gonna be a girl (and a perfectly normal one at that). At the end of the day, regardless of how many limbs I have, I’m still into clothes and accessories and I LOVE a good shopping trip. Enjoy the video above and check out all the other vids on her YouTube channel.

Have a stylish week!

Peace,
Caitlin 🙂

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