Although Daniel Radcliffe’s disability is something that affects him internally rather than externally, his battle with dyspraxia throughout his career and how he overcame it as he grew to make him worthy of a position on this list. Radcliffe’s condition is something that affects the brain’s functionality with things like hand-eye coordination and some cognition and is not to be taken lightly, throughout his career Radcliffe often found himself frustrated during filming and there were times where he really struggled. However, thanks to his ongoing work on overcoming his illness Radcliffe has been seen looking pretty stylish over the years. At many of his red carpet appearances, Daniel can be seen rocking a very smart look often wearing a suit and tie, this timeless look and his various takes on it make him a style icon in the disabled community.
Another actor who has made various appearances on Harry Potter as well as hit sci-fi classic Star Wars who is a great style icon of the disabled community would have to be none other than Warwick Davis. Davis was born with a rare form of dwarfism but this didn’t stop him from achieving an amazing movie and television career, from a young age Davis had his heart set on becoming an actor and when he found out about Star Wars auditions in his area he couldn’t be stopped. After playing the role of an Ewok, Davis went on to play two roles in the Harry Potter franchise as Griphook and Professor Flitwick. From the high profile roles that he has played it is no surprise that he has made some appearances at some flashy events, Warwick looks good for his age and has a clear sense of style. He even hosts his own game show now and I have to say he is looking pretty sharp.
It isn’t actually well known that Justin Timberlake was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder very early in his life, and the fact that his condition is not well-known shows just how strong a character he is. Timberlake is a very well known singer and he has had many successes in his life, from playing at high-end events to walking on the red carpet. Timberlake also has a very unique take on fashion and his retro style is something that cannot be replicated by anyone else. When discussing his condition Justin talked about how living with OCD has changed his outlook on his career and his fashion, his precision and need for things to be perfect has come in handy in fashion appearances as his unique outlook really shines through.
The next fashion icon whose bravery and happiness shines bright even throughout the many battles her condition has brought around would have to be Nicki Lilly. This British YouTuber is one of the youngest people to win the various awards that she has, including the Pride of Britain award, she suffers from a rare form of arteriovenous malformation which has caused this brave young woman to have over seventy major operations. Throughout her journey, Nicki has always been commended for her bravery and positive outlook on life when she has had so much more to deal with than most people at such a young age. Nicki is worthy of the title of style icon due to the fact that she is so creative when it comes to her online beauty videos showing her in fashionable and well-constructed looks. Nicki has done a huge amount of charity work in her life and at just sixteen years old it really is commendable, from raising money online to providing spielzeug für behinderte kinder there is nothing that can stop this amazing young woman.
Katie Piper’s story started in a very negative situation when she was subjected to a cruel and very serious acid attack by her ex-boyfriend, the attack left her blind in one eye and her face was severely damaged. After major reconstructive surgeries and a groundbreaking procedure to help her recover her vision, Piper wasn’t going to let this get her down. After coming out of the shadows and telling the world about her story Piper has been seen at many high-profile events over the years and it must be said that she really is a natural beauty. Whether it be on the red carpet or at the launch of her new book Piper is really showing that she has a stylistic flair to her looks. Piper is a huge charity worker and has real consideration for smaller organizations out there that may not get as much attention in the media, when hosting charity events it is likely that you will see Piper looking very glamorous.
The final style icon in the disabled community is one that is not necessarily recognized for his fashion but it has to be admitted that this person really does have style. Aaron Fotheringham is one of the world’s best wheelchair skaters, his best work consists of him defying gravity in a series of flips and tricks all whilst in a wheelchair. Steep ramps and huge jumps don’t even faze him and the fact that after several failed hip operations that left him confined to a wheelchair he is the daredevil that you see today makes him worthy of his “icon” status.