Caxmee, 26, is a Brook­lyn-based blog­ger who, by mere­ly being her­self, shows us the pow­er in lov­ing your­self ful­ly. She writes:

I haven’t been too con­tent about the main­stream imagery of beau­ty. I’ve made it my per­son­al mis­sion to infil­trate the “beau­ty indus­try”- Walk­ing  down the street with crutch­es and a pros­thet­ic leg, peo­ple often shout “you go girl! you’re still beau­ti­ful” STILL?…. I AM beau­ti­ful and I’m here to show you how beau­ti­ful I am inside and out.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY GILLIAN LAUB/GETTY IMAGES REPORTAGE
PHOTOGRAPHED BY GILLIAN LAUB/GETTY IMAGES REPORTAGE

Caxmee’s right leg was ampu­tat­ed in 2005 after she was diag­nosed with bone and lung can­cer. She was given only three weeks to live, but mirac­u­lous­ly beat the odds.  Today, she shares her fash­ion and world trav­el­ing on her blog, serves as muse for head­wrap design­er fam­nd­jam, and works as an an ambas­sador for Alle­les Design Stu­dio. Alle­les makes afford­able and fash­ion-for­ward pros­thet­ic leg cov­ers for men and wom­en.

Photo credit: Nikola Tamindzic
Pho­to cred­it: Niko­la Tamindz­ic
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Cred­it: Leila Vol­mar
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Cred­it: Leighton Pope 
Credit:
Cred­it: @_kire 

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Credit
Pho­to cred­it: Niko­la Tamindz­ic
Credit: https://www.instagram.com/islandboiphotography/
Cred­it: Island­boy Pho­tog­ra­phy 
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Cred­it: Island­boy Pho­tog­ra­phy 

For more of “Mama Cax,” as she’s called on her blog, fol­low her on Insta­gram

 

I’m a Lip­stick-obsessed Jour­nal­ist and Fash­ion Blog­ger. You can find me over on my blog or youtube chan­nel swatch­ing lip­pies and strut­ting around in 5-inch heels. I’m a also a brand coach, spe­cial­iz­ing in video mar­ket­ing and dig­i­tal brand devel­op­ment. Find me @lisaalamode.

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JamilaMillie

Amaz­ing. I spot­ted her on insta­gram. I total­ly agree, why is she STILL beau­ti­ful, she IS beau­ti­ful. I hate how there is only sort of look that is cel­e­brat­ed for beau­ty even for rep­re­sen­ta­tions of black wom­en and im talk­ing about being ‘light and bright’ more on the type of body that is shown. All body shapes and body able­ness (if thats a word) should be shown.

Peju Ayemojuba

Too beau­ti­ful

Sophie

Beau­ti­ful! I love those dif­fer­ent pros­thet­ics and the over­all style.

nylse

I am inspired. If I saw her on the street in Brook­lyn she would get a high five and a big old smile from me.…every time I saw her!!!!

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