- Hannah lost her limbs after a bout of meningitis when she was just 2
- She boosted her self-confidence after becoming a beauty blogger
- Her body positivity campaign is inspiring thousands on social media
An 18-year-old quadruple amputee has not allowed her disability to affect her self-confidence and is inspiring thousands around the world in the process.
Hannah Olateju, from London in the UK, lost her limbs after a bout of meningitis when she was just two years old, Briefly.co.za learned.
According to Daily Mail, Hannah wore dark clothes and hardly took pictures of herself for years as a result of her low self-esteem.
Fortunately, a trip to Jamaica changed all that. While there, she saw how people loved and confidently expressed themselves no matter their physical appearances.
Hannah subsequently became more confident and turned to beauty blogging. She said:
I decided I wanted to post makeup tutorials on to YouTube. I feel like it would help other amputees, especially new amputees.
Her aim was to inspire others to also feel confident about themselves. In the end, this helped her too:
Fashion and makeup has helped me and my confidence in a way that I can express my self more and try and kind of figure out what I like.
Hannah now boasts a whopping 56,000 followers on Instagram, where she conducts her body positivity campaign.
A brave Hannah learned how to ignore online bullies and insisted that she does not consider herself disabled. She had a message for "negative" people:
I would say to people who do have a negative view of amputees and disabled people - get a life. Body positivity is being confident with your body regardless of who tries to shame you.
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