Follow Friday: love♡bili♡nyc
We are pleased to highlight the work of sisters MaryFrances and Hannah Layden, founders of lovebili. They identify Diversability as one of their inspirations for starting their company, and we are inspired by the work that they are doing too. #FollowFriday
Welcome to love♡bili♡nyc! We are a New York City-based apparel company that promotes disability awareness and empowerment. At ♡bili, we take images that too often symbolize weakness and celebrate their actual function of strength. ♡bili was founded by sisters MaryFrances and Hannah Layden, who were born with an undiagnosed neuromuscular disorder which resulted in various orthopedic operations and care over the years. We were inspired by our own experiences living with a physical disability and wanted to come up with a way to help educate individuals on and celebrate all types of ability.
We created lovebili to celebrate all kinds of beauty. Through fashion, we want to represent and reaffirm the diversity of all body types and abilities that exist in our society. Now more than ever, we must discover what is beautiful in all people.
We believe that Diversability is very powerful because it confronts the stigma associated with disabilities. It inspired us to start this company and join the movement in teaching the world that people are not defined by their abilities and to show everyone the power in loving your abilities.
Come wear your pride with style! #loveyouraBility