The influencers making a difference on TikTok

Watch this video to find out how TikTokers are raising awareness about cerebral palsy, blindness and life with disabilities.


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Shanequa: Your videos are amazing. I started watching them and then I'm just scrolling, scrolling, scrolling ...

Hannah, with the help of your honesty about cerebral palsy, how do you think it'll change how people see it?

Hannah: Hopefully, people will see that I have cerebral palsy, but cerebral palsy does not have me. By doing our TikToks, we hope that inclusion will become a part of everyday life.

Lucy: How does a blind girl get around parked cars on the pavement?

Shanequa: Why did you even start making TikTok videos?

Lucy: I saw that Learn on TikTok was actually trending and I thought, right, I'm going to show the world that being blind is really cool and I'm going to tell everyone what I do in my day-to-day that makes the world really accessible to me.

Becky: I think the aim was to just have fun, but then as we grew bigger we realised there was a need for people to see how disabilities are in society. So I think we just then did it to raise awareness.

Shanequa: I can imagine, like, loads of people have questions as well.

Lucy: Yeah, oh my gosh, loads of questions. Um, how do you pick up your guide dog's poop? Which is, you know, funny. I did show that one. But the response has been so amazing. Having a disability can be really positive and I am so disability confident and I think everyone else should be. And those are the comments that I do receive, it's amazing.



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Submitted by IreneQ on Sun, 02/13/2022 - 17:43

In my opinion this is a necessary type of video for these apps as we always see people with perfect lives but this is not always the case. This doesn't mean that people living with disabilities are not happy, but that they do their daily life and their entretainements in a different way and for people without disabilities, is interesting to know how.

Submitted by RaidShadowLegends on Fri, 02/11/2022 - 07:50

Hello!, I think its very important to raise awarness about the disabilities, specially since a major part of the population has one. I would love to see you joining up with other disabled people.

Submitted by bianqui on Mon, 09/27/2021 - 22:08

In my opinion, I think that showing in social media people with disabilities is impotant because they let us see how living is for them. Maybe we imagine some things, but we don't really know how it is. To help them we can like, share, comment, follow and talk about it with our friends and family.

Submitted by Adragodez on Mon, 10/11/2021 - 13:18

sensitize society and young people today about the really important issues, such as health, the environment, education and not only live on appearances, on aesthetics Maria H

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Submitted by fanny on Wed, 07/28/2021 - 17:40

raise awearness with post or storys on Instagram account and show to people that dissabilities are positive and normal

Submitted by S1TH_BAD3N on Tue, 07/13/2021 - 21:59

Thank you for the activity, it was really happy to see how people help persons with disabilities

Submitted by G64 on Fri, 06/04/2021 - 10:39

Do not laugh at the intellectually disabled.
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Submitted by polarbear on Tue, 05/18/2021 - 11:29

raise awareness of disabilities
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