“At what point do you let them know that one leg is going to be coming off?
” Dating and sex are complicated under the best of circumstances.
Still, that confidence didn’t translate to her day-to-day life outside the pool.
Her right leg is missing, because she was born a congenital amputee.
“It looks like I was designed to have one leg, like a mermaid’s body,” she says.
Because when you let me go first, ladies being first and all, I'll test-drive the clearance level for you.19.
No one will take road trips with us if it involves them sitting in the back of our car.
Because our seats will be so far back their knees will be at their chins.
Seven years ago, Stephanie Dixon, the 17-time Paralympic medallist who was widely considered to be one of the best female swimmers in the world, appeared on billboards across the country. If I have heels on and you find yourself feeling short, remember that you should feel like a badass for being with a tall girl. I love wearing heels so don't get weird when I do.3.In fact, I'm going to actively try to be taller than you. Because I grew up being the tallest girl in the room and I used to feel awkward about it but now that I'm a grown-ass woman, I embrace it and you should too.5. I'm tall — that makes me heavier than most petite girls.“But that’s very different from being considered a sexual being by someone you’re attracted to.” For years, Dixon was afraid that potential partners would be disgusted by her body. I just didn’t think anyone would want to have sex with me,” she says.Because she is missing her leg, she also has only half a bum and half a pelvis, and she was worried that her vagina was disfigured—she’d never compared hers to anyone else’s.If you’re living with a disability, the obstacles and challenges extend far beyond the “does-he-like-me?