Meet Allison Lang, a Canadian amputee who lost the lower half of her left leg. Allison could have sat in her house feeling sorry for herself, but Allison wanted to do something more.
Allison Lang is done with hiding her body. Over the weekend, the Canadian amputee and disability advocate took to Instagram to post a travel video alongside a body positive message that encouraged fans to “wear the bikini.”
In the clip, Lang, who was born without the lower half of her left leg, sat on a boat overlooking the Croatian waters. She smiled while taking in the picture-perfect scenery in a black bikini and a pair of oversized sunglasses.
I’m not sure I’d be as optimistic as Allison, but she certainly isn’t a quitter.
In the caption, the athlete and public speaker opened up about the shame she used to associate with her body, and how she’s learned to love herself.
“Don’t hide your body, you’re beautiful. I can’t believe all the life experiences I would have missed out on if I continued to hide my body the way I did when I was younger. Younger me would have made an excuse as to why I couldn’t join friends on a boat or a beach day by the water. But not because of what my friends would think of my body, rather what strangers would think of my disability,” she penned. “Please don’t miss out on life experience. Say yes and rock the bikini. You’re perfect the way you are. Differences and all.”
Amen, Allison. Keep fighting the good fight.