Disabled Women Share Their Cosmetic Hacks

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Disabled Women Share Their Cosmetic Hacks
September 1, 2021
Esme Mazzeo

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Lucy Richardson is conflicted about some free makeup swag she was given recently. Richardson, the founder of Wheel New Yorkers, is also a makeup enthusiast who regularly visits places like Sephora and Ulta Beauty. Rolling into the unnamed business was not an extraordinary event for her, but as she explained to NEW MOBILITY, “The manager of the store was so taken aback by me coming in there with my fashionable outfit and makeup that they gave me a bag of free products.” She accepted the products and went on with her day but shared with the manager what actually went through her mind in the moment: “I’m glad I got this, but I’d also be pretty cool with you not having weird ideas about disabled people.”

Richardson’s experience exposes more than just one person’s obliviousness about disability. It’s indicative of the ableism embedded in every aspect of the cosmetics industry, from ignorant and unwelcoming retail spaces to inaccessible product design to lack of [...]

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