We are committed to creating a community for those living with disabilities because we know what it's like to not know anyone with the same condition as you. That's why we feature individuals living with disabilities on our Instagram.

Be sure to check out Instagram (@trufaces) to see all of our features.

If you are someone or know someone living with a disability, email us (tru.faces.connect@gmail.com) some photos of yourself along with a caption about yourself and your experience living with a disability.

a headshot of Monika

Monika’s story is one of beauty, love and inspiration. She is an international model, and public speaker. She is listed on the top Influential & Inspirational List, has received Government Recognition and has been featured in news, magazines and publications worldwide. She is a trailblazer for inclusion in the fashion industry as Canada’s first runway model with Down syndrome. Monika is proud to be the Youth Day Global Ambassador for Down syndrome and an advocate for inclusion. She was honoured to be the guest speaker at the UN World  Down Syndrome Day Conference in Trinidad & Tobago to encourage a more inclusive world.

Monika believes every woman is beautiful and created ‘I AM BRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL’ to inspire others to believe in themselves and pursue their own dreams.

Learn more at www.MonikaMyersModel.com  

Hey everyone! I’m Carly Fox - a disability advocate, blogger, researcher, and student. Outside of my work with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), I aim to use my privilege to create more inclusive and accessible spaces for all.

As a queer, neurodivergent, disabled woman, I’m passionate about educating others on cross-disability issues and invisible disabilities. My personal advocacy work also includes a blog (carlyfoxdisabilityadvocacy.ca), speaking engagements, consultations, and more! 

Hey y’all! I’m Ali and my service dog is Brady. We recently won Miss Dallas Teen USA!

I was diagnosed with epilepsy two years ago and thankfully got brady a few months after. He has since saved my life on a daily basis and continues to do so! I had never thought of participating in a pageant until someone told me I couldn’t because “pageant girls don’t have disabilities”. Two weeks later and we are competing for Miss Dallas Teen.  We have been beyond blessed with the attention we have received as a service dog team in a pageant. After only three days of being crowned we made national headlines!

Aside from pageants I am an archer with the Junior Olympic Archery Development program and I work with several nonprofit organizations. I am so thrilled to have this opportunity with Brady and can’t wait to see where it takes us!