1. Aimee Mullins
2. Alex Minsky
3. Debbie Van Der Putten
4. Jillian Mercado
5. Kelly Knox
If you know any other disabled models don’t doubt on adding them to the list!
These other models don’t have properly a physical disability but they have certain conditions that make them unique: Shaun Ross, Thando Hopa, Diandra Forrest, Connie Chiu and Stephen Thompson have albinism.
Chantelle Young has vitiligo. She won ANTM.
I’ve tried to put this off as long as I can, but I honestly don’t know what else to do. If we don’t pay our rent on time, there’ll be steep fines added, and we frankly can’t afford that, we can’t even afford to make rent on our own, let alone additional fees.
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I’m he just so miserable and stressed and afraid and I’m so sorry for being such a bother.
Thank you, if you offer help or a signal boost.
WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?
NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN
IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!
WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!
VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!
VIVA LA PLUTO MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!
V I V A L A P L U T O
We all love this woman.
Let’s not phrase it as ‘remember her’ because I scrolled down in a panic thinking we had lost Julie Andrews.
^ Amen to that.
It’s very comforting to think we’ll be able to solve America’s nutrition crisis by building more grocery stores in low-income neighborhoods and educating low-income families on how to cook healthy, nutritious meals.
But the unfortunate truth is that more grocery stores and nutrition education (while helpful to some people) doesn’t address the larger problem — which is that eating is expensive.
According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of low-income families is increasing. The report defines low-income working families as “those earning less than twice the federal poverty line.”
In 2011, the low-income threshold for a family of four with two children was $45,622. If you estimate rent at $1000/month, which is quite low for a family of four, that leaves about $33,000 for health care, transportation costs, clothing, and groceries for four people. That’s $687.50 per person per month for every single expense except rent.
Let’s do some more math.
Gala apples are among the cheapest fruit nationally. The USDA lists them at $1.16 a pound at the time I’m writing this article. There are about three apples to a pound, so if you wanted to buy your two kids an apple for each day of the week, you would spend $5.80 just on an afternoon snack for your kids. And let’s keep in mind that apples are relatively low-calorie, which means they aren’t very filling.
Six bucks doesn’t seem like much to someone with a middle class salary, but when you’re working with a weekly budget of under $700 per week for everything you need, including car repairs, gas money, winter clothing for constantly growing children, toilet paper, laundry detergent, electric bills… $5.80 starts to look pretty hefty for a snack that won’t even satisfy.
“I look at this list and can’t help but wonder how she’s supposed to do it. If $11 of apples equals two snacks, but $3 in Ramen will feed her entire family for dinner, how can she possibly pick apples with her limited food stamp budget?”McClay wonders.“And how will she ever afford to fill half of every mealtime plate with fruits and veggies, the amount recommended by the same government that issued her food stamps?”
It’s a good question.
The US government heavily subsidizes some foods, such as corn and soybeans. The result is that processed foods that are heavy in these ingredients end up being cheaper than fresh produce, which is not as heavily subsidized, if it is at all.
There is a serious disconnect between what we should be eating to stay healthy, and what the economic reality is.