A TikTok Community Is Now Debunking Myths About Disability

Shelby Lynch is a girl with spinal muscular atrophy type 2, a genetic disorder that affects the nerve cells controlling voluntary muscles. Back in 2020, she decided to hop on a TikTok trend and post a video of herself and her boyfriend, who is also using an electric wheelchair. In just a few hours, the video gained a lot of attention and Lynch got a lot of TikTok followers. Now, two years later, she’s continuing to post videos debunking misconceptions about her disability. Her videos have over 15 million likes!

A TikTok Community Is Now Debunking Myths About Disability

Debunking Disability Myths

One of the goals Lynch has is to show others that people with disability are the same as everybody else. She shared that she thinks the more people with disability talk about it, the more this message will spread. Another girl, Tiffany Yu, who has one of her hands paralyzed also started posting about her disability. She saw a video by another creator with a similar disability doing their hair in a totally different way to hers, so she decided to show how she does it. She’s also showing her followers how she’s doing her nails, applies mascara, and ties her hair in a ponytail.

There’s More to It

While many of these TikTokers spend hours answering the questions of their followers and talking about their disabilities, they also want to show the world that there is so much more to them. Some of the creators are showing their makeup skills, others are sharing more about their life and dating. Sharing their stories on social media is helping people who have been isolated and feel objectified because of their disability to find a community and reclaim their narrative. The normalization of disability can help young disabled people greatly and change a lot the trajectory of their lives in terms of self-advocacy.

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Changing the Perception

Many of these creators never had anyone to look up to when they were growing up. For most, their disability was not represented in any way in common media and this made them feel very much alone. This is the reason many  TikTokers keep creating videos and sharing about their life with a disability. It doesn’t only help others but also the creators themselves, with building up their self-confidence. It’s an important movement that will change the lives of many young people and hopefully, many people with disabilities will not only be included but actually accepted.

Freeze-Ahead Breakfast Wraps Are Convenient and Delicious

These wraps are perfect for overnight journeys when people wish to have something quick and satisfying for the next day. These are the freeze-ahead breakfast wraps containing spinach, sweet potato, and red pepper, among other ingredients. Sweet smoked paprika adds a hint of smoky flavor to the sweet potatoes and those join the spinach and you can even dress up eggs in a pleasing way. Such wraps can be made anytime and stashed in the freezer for a surprise excursion.

Freeze-Ahead Breakfast Wraps

Pack Freeze-Ahead Breakfast Wraps Frozen to Last Longer

The breakfast wraps should be packed frozen so they have enough time to thaw during the journey. To ensure that is possible, enthusiasts should put them in the fridge the night before the travel. This way, they will have something tasty and convenient to eat. A ketchup bottle or smoky red pepper sauce could be used to complement the wraps. For easy freezing and reheating, foil can be used for the wraps and a single freezer-proof container can be used to cut down on waste. A small piece of parchment can be used between each wrap to ensure they don’t stick together.

Freeze-Ahead Breakfast Wraps Can Be Made in Several Simple Steps

A large skillet should be used for the preparation of make-ahead frozen wraps. A tablespoon of olive oil should be heated at medium-high heat and then sweet potatoes should be added. Then, they should be cooked for about 5 to 7 minutes while being stirred with a wooden spoon. When the sweet potatoes are tender, they should be placed into a bowl and stirred with sweet smoked paprika.

Freeze-Ahead Breakfast Wraps prepared for freezing

Now, shallots, a tablespoon of olive oil, and red bell pepper should be added and cooked on medium-low heat for 3 minutes until the shallots become translucent. These should be added to the bowl with sweet potatoes and goat cheese and spinach leaves can also be added.

Eggs, Custard, and Vegetables Are a Good Addition to the Wraps

The skillet should be wiped and another tablespoon of olive oil should be added and heated on medium. Then, beaten eggs should be poured in and stirred while cooking until a loose custard forms. Vegetables can then be added to the skillet and stirred through to combine but the eggs should not be overcooked.

Preparing wraps

Then, the tortillas should be laid out and the egg-vegetable mixture should be divided evenly among them. When that is done, the tortillas should be wrapped and rolled and allowed to cool completely. Then, they can be packed for freezing. Some enthusiasts may prefer to make their own ketchup but a bottle from the store would also do. Once the wraps are frozen and then taken on a trip, they still have to be cooked. To do that, enthusiasts should use a medium-hot grill to warm the wraps for 5 to 7 minutes on each side.