Rachel Friedman was left paralyzed in a freak accident during her bachelorette party and has since become an advocate for disability awareness. She did this sexy lingerie shoot as a way of showing other people with disabilities that they can be sexy too.
She said she was pretty nervous about the shoot, but loves the pictures because she never gets to see herself without a wheelchair. “It made me feel like me again,” she said.
The North Carolina resident has also started a hashtag, #whatmakesmesexy, with the hopes that people will begin to let go of their pre-conceived notions about those with disabilities.
Some people have criticized her as being inappropriate, but Friedman said she is much more concerned about inspiring those in similar situations.