Making Disability Sexy

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Sometimes people who don’t know better have notions that disability and sex do not go together. Don’t tell Danielle Sheypuck that. “I’m ‘Ms. Wheelchair New York’ by night,” says the blond beauty pageant competitor.

Read how Eric lives an “amazing life” despite his spinal muscular atrophy.

In this PBS News Hour video, meet Sheypuk.  She’s a clinical psychologist and a part-time runway model who happens to have spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2 and uses a wheelchair to get around. Danielle talks about her dating life and how having a disability should never hold anyone back from intimacy and sexual relationships.

Read about other issues young adults with spinal muscular atrophy have to face. Click here. 

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