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Stunning amputee becomes an Instagram sensation, challenging beauty standards around the world

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Stunning amputee becomes an Instagram sensation, challenging beauty standards around the world
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Meet Mama Càx: model, globetrotter, blogger, foodie, and inspiration.

I’ve made it my personal mission to infiltrate the “beauty industry” – Mama Càx

Mama Càx was born in Brooklyn in 1989 but was raised in Montreal & Haiti. At the age of 14 she was diagnosed with bone & lung cancer and given just 3 weeks to live. However, she beat the odds with an experimental drug and some luck. Surviving cancer came with a price; she had her right leg amputated. Today she walks with a prosthetic leg along with two forearm crutches.

I haven’t been too content about the mainstream imagery of beauty. I’ve made it my personal mission to infiltrate the “beauty industry”  Walking  down the street with crutches and a prosthetic leg, people often shout “you go girl! you’re still beautiful” STILL?…. I AM beautiful and I’m here to show you how beautiful I am inside and out.
I’m here to show you how beautiful I am inside and out. I haven’t been too content about the mainstream imagery of beauty. I’ve made it my personal mission to infiltrate the “beauty industry” Walking down the street with crutches and a prosthetic leg, people often shout “you go girl! you’re still beautiful” STILL?…. I AM beautiful and I’m here to show you how beautiful I am inside and out. Source: mamacaxdotcom
'My plan is to have a travel blog sharing my experience as a woman, as a person of colour and as a person with a physical disability.'
“At 17, I traveled to Costa Rica and have never been able to get rid of the traveler’s bug.” – Since then, she has been to 25 countries throughout 5 continents. ‘My plan is to have a travel blog sharing my experience as a woman, as a person of colour and as a person with a physical disability.’ Source: mamacaxdotcom

Mama Càx’s blog focuses on her travels, her love for food and fashion

Mama Càx say on her website I got the idea to start Mama Cax when I backpacked through South East Asia in 2013. I use crutches and when I travel I like to bring a couple of extra crutch tips (rubber tips at the base of the crutches). Thailand is one of the top producers of rubber meaning packing 6 pairs of crutch tips all the way across the world was so unnecessary & this made me realize that the world doesn’t need more bloggers. It needs more bloggers with unique experiences. My plan is to have a travel blog sharing my experience as a woman, as a person of colour and as a person with a physical disability.

You can check out more stunning photos of Mama Càx and her travels on Instagram

Source: mamacax.com

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