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Changing the Face of Disability

By July 27, 2022No Comments

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“TikTok changed my life,” says Yu, founder and CEO of Diversability, a company seeking to “rebrand disability through community.”

When Shelby Lynch decided to hop on a TikTok trend and post a video of herself with her boyfriend in September of 2020, she had no idea what the next two years would bring.

For Lynch, a 25-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy type 2, a genetic disorder that affects the nerve cells controlling voluntary muscles, it was her first big viral TikTok moment.

Credit: Currie Engel, 07/26/22