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Lauren, 20, Celebrates Disability In Her Tinder Bio

August 15, 2017

Just how witty is your Tinder bio? This 20-year-old is using hers to help remove the stigma surrounding disability.

Lauren is a 20-year-old from San Diego and she lost her arm in a moped accident a year ago.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, she spoke about how her sense of humour has helped her to come to terms with losing her arm.

Now she’s using her Tinder bio to celebrate her body.

“I was going pretty fast on a moped and lost control of it, and I hit the median in the road,” she said.

“For a while, I wasn’t OK with the jokes. But then I started telling the jokes, and it’s kind of helped.”

And one joke that’s recently gained a lot of interest is her Tinder bio.

In it, she lists her profession as an “arms-dealer” and rates her personality, face and body out of 10.

She also used the opportunity to rate her arms, and screenshots of her profile were shared on Reddit and Twitter.

But it’s not just on Tinder that Lauren has been encouraging people to engage with disability.

Since her accident, she’s made a point of posting pictures of her bare arms on social media.

In between uploading pictures to her social media accounts, she also tweets about how people react to her disability.

And tweets like these have prompted conversations about how disability is addressed.

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