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