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All Quotes by author - Lauren Wasser
" All of a sudden, I don't have a leg. I'm in a wheelchair. I have half a foot; I can't even walk to the bathroom. I'm in a bed, I can't move, and I felt like those four walls were my prison. "
" Because we are women, we have to fight for everything. We need to stick together. "
" Both my mom and dad were models. "
Mom And Dad
" Every time I turn on the TV, it infuriates me. You'll see an ad for Advil or Viagra and hear some monotonous voice warn you about even the smaller side effects like headaches or nausea. When you see a tampon commercial, it's all happy teenage girls running along the beach in bikinis. The dangers are beyond minimized. "
" First and foremost, I loved basketball. My dad introduced me to basketball when I was a baby. "
" For five years of my life, I was just getting by - every day was painful. I couldn't wear heels, I couldn't run, and I could only walk for, like, 20 minutes. That's not living. "
" Had I known all the info about TSS, I would never have used tampons. "
" Had I known toxic shock was real, and had I seen someone that had either lost limbs or spoke about it publicly, I would have never used tampons. "
" I begged my mother to not allow them to take it. We did our best, but unfortunately, I had to lose my right leg. "
" I can do both of the things I love, which is raise awareness for TSS and work as a model to help change beauty standards. It was a win-win. "
" I have a golden leg that I am completely proud of, but my left foot that has an open ulcer, no heel, and no toes. Over the years, my body has produced a lot of calcium, which causes my bones to grow on that foot. "
" I hope to continue to open more doors and inspire more people, especially other amputees, to know that they are beautiful, too. "
" I just really love wearing shorts! "
" I'm an athlete - my legs were everything. I had no idea what my life would be like without them. "
" I'm more beautiful than I've ever been because I've experienced so many things, and I can relate to so many different people. And you know, it's just made me a better person. "
" I read the personal stories everyone shares with me - those stories inspire me to keep going, and in doing so, I hope that I can inspire them in return. "
" I stand not just for a disability, but I stand for women and women's rights. "
" I think getting rid of my leg was getting rid of the past and getting ready for my journey ahead. "
" It wasn't until my girlfriend, photographer Jennifer Rovero, took hundreds of pictures of me as I recovered from my amputations that things started to change. The process was a sort of therapy for me, which Jennifer coined as 'photo therapy.' I grew to see the beauty and strength in myself and my journey through the lens of her camera. "
" I used to look at fashion from a superficial standpoint, and I can admit now that I wasn't so nice of a person. "
" I want the image of disabled people like myself to change into a picture of strength. Fashion needs to redefine its idea of beauty and have more of an open mind. "
" I want to educate women about the potential risks of using tampons. "
" My 20s were pretty painful. "
" My goal is to keep going and reach as far as possible to beat all odds placed before me. "
" My go-to fashion uniform would be shorts and some really cool sneakers. "
" My left foot is severely damaged from TSS, and I'm probably going to have to amputate my left leg. I could be super depressed about it, but I have been given a second chance. I'm here, and I'm living. "
" My legs were my life. "
" Social media forced us to look at the bigger picture. More people are standing up saying, 'Hey, wait, this is beautiful, too,' and the fashion industry is listening. "
" The future is going to be awesome! "
" The identity that I knew was completely stripped of me. I hid, and I hated life; I hated everything. The sun would bother me. "
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