While there are no complete statistics about how many people experience fine motor difficulties, hand tremors and hand strength challenges are symptoms of a wide range of conditions including Parkinson’s, MS, autism, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, traumatic brain injury, thyroid disorders, and chronic stress. In other words, there is a wide world of women and men who might find typical makeup products and tools difficult or impossible to use. “It’s amazing how bonding it can be to play with makeup,” says Bryant. “So the Marshall Mcluhan WWIII Is A Guerrilla Information War Shirt Furthermore, I will do this idea that somebody would be left out of that world is devastating. It doesn’t have to be so serious, but it does matter.” Unfortunately, makeup is one of many categories that suffers from ableist standards. Even getting proper attention and diagnosis is a well-documented problem for many women with chronic illness. “There was actually something very empowering about finally getting that diagnosis,” says Bryant, who slowly lost her ability to work until she was eventually told it was Parkinson’s. As Blair puts it, “[diagnosis makes you feel] valid instead of being told you’re probably depressed or overstressed or like you’re being gaslighted. Diagnosis gave me permission to be gentler on myself.”
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