Read how #HotPersonInAWheelchair is fighting hate on Twitter
Annie Segarra, a wheelchair user from the United States, was inspired to start a Twitter campaign after she read a tweet that said -
"Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair" - Annue Segarra
The tweet was four years old and was written by an American writer, Ken Jennings.
Segarra, who tweets using the Twitter handle @annieelainey, adapted Jennings' tweet so it read -
"#HotPersonInAWheelchair - Cry about it, babe"
Segarra also attached a photo to the tweet showed her in a trendy outfit.
More than 2,700 people liked the post from Segarra, who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and is a wheelchair user.
The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of connective tissue disorders that can be inherited and vary in how they affect the body and in their genetic causes. The signs are joints that stretch further than normal and skin that can be stretched further than normal, and tissue fragility.
It led to many of her followers, who are wheelchair users, to post photos of themselves with the same hashtag.
Like Australian para-athlete Robyn Lambird who shared an image of herself wearing a white hoodie.
Segarra has addressed the issue further on Facebook, saying -
"We're here, we're hot, we deserve to feel hot, to be seen, to take up space. We deserve to use the mobility aids and any other device or assistance we need without shame".