Image Description: The sole of a worn Converse All Star. There is a hole in the right side of the toe through which layers of the shoe can be seen. Light is reflecting thin rainbows across the shoe.


Rainbows don’t discriminate.

Brand: Converse All Stars Number of Wears: 32

Image Description: The sole of a worn Converse All Star. There is a hole in the right side of the toe through which layers of the shoe can be seen. Light is reflecting thin rainbows across the shoe.


Rainbows don’t discriminate.

Brand: Converse All Stars
Number of Wears: 32

[Image 1 Description: President George H.W. Bush sits on the South Lawn of the White House along side four disability advocates. Justin Dart sits on his right.

Image 2 Description: A worn tan cowboy hat with an American flag in the center. A blue and white button commemorating the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Two brown leather scuffed cowboy boots.]

Happy birthday, Justin Dart!

Activist Justin Dart is often considered the father of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). His cowboy hat and boots were his signature. These were the boots he wore for the signing of the ADA. They lasted him quite some time. He bought them in 1979 and was still wearing them in 1990. They are now a part of the Smithsonian’s collection. Justin would have been 84 today.

Image sources: Smithsonian’s EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America and Wikipedia

 [Image Description: The bottom of a worn out Converse All Star sneaker. The layers of rubber on the outer side of the shoe have worn down and created a hole, revealing a cross-section of the contents inside the shoe.There is a purple tint over the image.]

Purple Haze all around, don’t know if I’m coming up or down. Am I happy or in misery? Whatever it is, that shoe put a spell on me.
Jimi Hendrix, “Purple Haze”

Brand: Converse All Stars 
Number of Wears: 31

[Image Description: The bottom of a worn out Converse All Star sneaker. The layers of rubber on the outer side of the shoe have worn down and created a hole, revealing a cross-section of the contents inside the shoe.There is a purple tint over the image.]

Purple Haze all around,
don’t know if I’m coming up or down.
Am I happy or in misery?
Whatever it is, that shoe put a spell on me.

Jimi Hendrix, “Purple Haze

Brand: Converse All Stars Number of Wears: 31
[Image Description: The profile of a worn out Converse All Star sneaker. The layers of rubber on the outer side of the shoe have worn down and created a hole, revealing a cross-section of the contents inside the shoe.]
The big 3-0.
I feel like I should celebrate or something. Champagne! Streamers! Other festive things!
I’m sure there must be a Thought Catalog list of all the things you should know by the time you’ve worn a pair of shoes on 30 occasions. If there isn’t, I should craft one. 
Taking suggestions: What things should you know when you’ve worn a single pair of shoes 30 times?

Brand: Converse All Stars
Number of Wears: 30

[Image Description: The profile of a worn out Converse All Star sneaker. The layers of rubber on the outer side of the shoe have worn down and created a hole, revealing a cross-section of the contents inside the shoe.]

The big 3-0.

I feel like I should celebrate or something. Champagne! Streamers! Other festive things!

I’m sure there must be a Thought Catalog list of all the things you should know by the time you’ve worn a pair of shoes on 30 occasions. If there isn’t, I should craft one.

Taking suggestions: What things should you know when you’ve worn a single pair of shoes 30 times?

Brand: Converse All Stars

Number of Wears: 30

[Image Description: The bottom of the toe of a Converse All Star sneaker. The fuzz has begun to wear off and the tread is worn down particularly on the right side of the shoe. There is a hole in the toe through which the interior layers of the shoe are visible.]
The sun is beginning to set on this shoe…
But the hole isn’t all the way through the sole so I am still wearing them!
Brand: Converse All Stars 
Number of Wears: 29

[Image Description: The bottom of the toe of a Converse All Star sneaker. The fuzz has begun to wear off and the tread is worn down particularly on the right side of the shoe. There is a hole in the toe through which the interior layers of the shoe are visible.]

The sun is beginning to set on this shoe…

But the hole isn’t all the way through the sole so I am still wearing them!

Brand: Converse All Stars

Number of Wears: 29

[Image Description: Left - A black and white image of the top of a Converse All Star sneaker. The toe is scuffed and worn down. The laces are undone and loose. Right -  A black and white image of bottom of the Converse All Star sneakers. The sole’s treads are wearing down, and there is a hole in the toe that cuts trough multiple layers of the shoe.]

I call this photo series “Undone.”

Brand: Converse All Stars

Number of Wears: 28

little-miss-scout:

I’m craving a giant pile of meat.

Unfortunately, I have yogurt and jello that I should really eat because I should not spend money anymore.

This weekend was more expensive than I had planned AND I had to buy new shoes today, because cerebral palsy is a bitch to shoes (shoutout to cpshoes)

yogurt and jello are not fun.

Real Talk.

[Image Description: The bottom of a Converse All Star Sneaker with a small hole in the toe. Googly eyes have been placed over the toe to make it into a mouth.]

A response to Uncle Sole’s call:

Well, I’ve got sole. But, I’m not a solider.

[Image Description: The bottom of a Converse All Star Sneaker with a small hole in the toe. Googly eyes have been placed over the toe to make it into a mouth.]

A response to Uncle Sole’s call:

Well, I’ve got sole. But, I’m not a solider.

[Image Description: The bottom of a Converse All Star sneaker. The sole has a hole in the toe, and googly eyes have been put over the hole to turn it into a mouth. A shoelace points at the camera.]


UNCLE SOLE
WANTS YOU!

Happy Interdependence Day, America! 

Brand: Converse All Stars Number of Wears: 30

[Image Description: The bottom of a Converse All Star sneaker. The sole has a hole in the toe, and googly eyes have been put over the hole to turn it into a mouth. A shoelace points at the camera.]

UNCLE SOLE
WANTS YOU!

Happy Interdependence Day, America!
Brand: Converse All Stars

Number of Wears: 30
[Image Description: A black and white photograph of Gurjiwan Dhanja looking directly into the camera, sitting in a power wheelchair with legs crossed. A metal prosthetic is visible beneath the cuff of Gurjiwan’s pants, and his arms end at his wrists.]  

disabilityfashionproject:

The new issue of Toronto-based fashion magazine Herringbone features an article by Dr Ben Barry of Ryerson University, where he discusses men’s body image and the need for a greater diversity of male body types in the fashion industry. 
The article was illustrated with portraits of a diverse group of men, including  student Gurjiwan Dhanjal, pictured above.
You can read the entire issue here http://issuu.com/herringbonemagazine/docs/herringbone_magazine_issue_2

[Image Description: A black and white photograph of Gurjiwan Dhanja looking directly into the camera, sitting in a power wheelchair with legs crossed. A metal prosthetic is visible beneath the cuff of Gurjiwan’s pants, and his arms end at his wrists.]  

disabilityfashionproject:

The new issue of Toronto-based fashion magazine Herringbone features an article by Dr Ben Barry of Ryerson University, where he discusses men’s body image and the need for a greater diversity of male body types in the fashion industry. 

The article was illustrated with portraits of a diverse group of men, including  student Gurjiwan Dhanjal, pictured above.

You can read the entire issue here http://issuu.com/herringbonemagazine/docs/herringbone_magazine_issue_2