A Portishead wedding dress boutique near Bristol has been praised on Twitter by Beth Wilson who has been in a wheelchair for five years.
She spotted the mannequin in the boutique window and felt it was worthy of sharing on social media. Her tweet has since been praised by users around the world and positive responses commending the boutique for an inclusive display. When interview by the press Beth explained that disabled people regularly experience inaccessibility daily. “the world isn’t designed for us” she said.
This was Beth’s first time seeing a wheelchair including in a shop window display and it made her feel represented.
There are approximately 13.9 million people in the UK who are disabled according to charity Scope, however many feel ignored in everyday life and mainstream media and that is why the mannequin has had such a response.
The boutique, when asked about their decision to be more inclusive, was “why not” we didn’t think too much about it.