Day 11 of 30 Days of MD: Fashion Designer with LGMD
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Day 11 of #30daysofMD Introducing Keisha Greaves: From her interview with Trend-Able: “I have a brand called Girls Chronically Rock, which I created and trademarked in 2017. I sell graphic t-shirts and other items that are meant to inspire and motivate people battling chronic conditions. I want the Girls Chronically Rock brand to be bigger than an online t-shirt store. I am building a movement with the goal of creating an EMPIRE! My hope is to be able to collaborate on an adaptive clothing line with Tommy Hilfiger and to make a Girls Chronically Rock clothing line available in stores like Target and Macy’s. After being diagnosed with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, I had to give away a lot of my shoes and clothing that no longer worked with my body and abilities. Jackets were the first to go as they tend to weigh me down and make walking more difficult. Also, trying to get them on is hard and feels like I’m putting on a straitjacket. To stay warm in the winter, I layer with long cardigans. My style is constantly changing but with a disability, it’s most important for me to be comfortable. But when I can, I love to add a great statement necklace or a pair of earrings.” There’s no “cure” or a pill will “fix it”, but at one point I thought it may help. And I thought the same with therapy and food. But it’s my endless support from family and friends that helps. It is the hardest thing that I have ever done, and I found myself much stronger for doing it. Never, ever underestimate the power of your desire. If you want to live badly enough, you can live. The greater question, at least for me was: How do I decide I want to live? That is the question I’m still working on.