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Friends and CMT advocates, Lainie Ishbia from, and Estela Lugo from the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, are real, raw and perfectly imperfect in their informal discussions about the trials and tribulations of living with disabilities.

Both women wear leg braces due to chronic neuromuscular conditions and are passionate about helping others feel confident in their own skin.

EmBRACE It: Episode 1-Summer Loving (Or Not) In Leg Braces

In this very first perfectly imperfect episode, Lainie and Estela introduce themselves and their goals for the EmBRACE It Series. They reference Lainie’s Trend-Able Blog called, Seasonal Self Pity Syndrome in their discussion about the challenges of living with disabilities and wearing leg braces in the summertime.

EmBRACE It: Episode 2 – Bernadette Scarduzio

In this episode of the Embrace-It series, we catch up with Bernadette Scarduzio 10 years after filming her documentary.

EmBRACE It: Episode 3 – Makeup Hacks with Jessica Ruiz

Meet Jessica Ruiz, a 26 year-old Philadelphia-based makeup artist who was born with Arthrogryposis, a congenital defect that prevents full movement in her arms and hands, which means she has to use her mouth to hold her makeup tools.