Cosmopolitan UK kicked off 2021 with a celebration of healthy women with various body types. Included in this celebration is fitness enthusiast and virtual fitness coach Sophie Butler . Sophie lives with a seated body type and uses a wheelchair for mobility.
According to Sophie’s Instagram profile, she is a strong proponent of empowerment through education and is “unapologetically disabled”. Sophie uses her fierce, bold attitude towards life to also encourage others.
The reason I felt most empowered in this photo, was because it was a night I got to unapologetically put Disability on a literal stage, in front of the media, in front of some very powerful people, and in front of other Disabled people and WIN. And I didn’t “overcome” my Disability to get there, I EMBRACED it.sophie butler
I’m thrilled to see this cover and even more excited about this magazine issue’s editorial focus
Yes, Cosmo UK, normalize seated body type cover models! Would you like to engage the disabled community? This cover is a great reminder; begin with including us. Also, please include us without publishing a press release celebrating your brand’s commitment to inclusivity.