Recently, the field of girlhood studies has witnessed a growing body of research
into girls’ self-representation practices, but disabled girls are largely absent from
this work. In this article, I intervene in this area by asserting the need to explore
how disabled girls represent themselves online in order to consider the intersections
between girlhood and disability. I attempt to move away from discourses of risk
that circulate around girls’ digital self-representation practices by demonstrating
how these practices provide disabled girls with visibility in a postfeminist mediascape
that renders them invisible, and also act as a form of social advocacy and awareness
raising. I then explore how disabled girls represent themselves online in a
postfeminist cultural landscape through a case study of a severely sight-impaired
blogger, looking at how they must be seen as both motivated and motivational.
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