This Woman Is Taking On Disability Stigma With A Purple Cane And A Petition
Liz Jackson started the #YesJCrewCane campaign to get J. Crew to sell stylish canes. And she's not taking no for an answer.
Meet Liz Jackson, the Girl With the Purple Cane who wants to show the world that disability can be beautiful.
Canes were once as integral to fashionable outfits as a bowler hat and a pair of spats.
But now, most canes are clinical, impersonal and drab. But there's a untapped market for stylish canes, and it's not who you think. “It’s not just your grandma or grandpa who carries a cane," say the manufacturers of Top & Derby. "Think about it; injured athletes, post-operative patients, and yes, even celebrities like Brad Pitt, use walking canes when required.”