Kaycee Marshall debuted her steampunk-inspired evening wear collection at the Kent State University Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show in. 2019, taking home the Niche Market Innovation Award and wrapping up a successful college career. Since graduation, Kaycee made the move to New York City and has continued her mission to make the fashion industry a more accessible and inclusive place working with the CFDA, ASOS, Global Brands Group, Abercrombie and Fitch, and more.
Watch: Kaycee's Beauty Bar
Inspired by the Nikkie Tutorials' Full Face Using ONLY Black-Owned Makeup Brands, Kaycee Marshall tries doing a full face of makeup using only brands who have featured people with disabilities in their campaigns. After realizing there are very few brands that do, Kaycee challenges the beauty industry to include the disability community in their marketing and product design. Representation matters and it is time the beauty industry becomes more inclusive.
Read: Overcoming my Inner Ableist
How to Silence your Inner Critic and
Start your Journey to Self Love
IIt is a radical thing to love yourself unapologetically. Sometimes my inner critic is way too harsh on my disabled body. Society is constantly throwing unrealistic expectations at us — it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you aren’t enough. My journey to self-love is definitely still a process, but here are five specific steps I took in my life to silence my inner critic and overcome my inner Ableist.*
*Ableist: Treating people unfairly because they have a disability (= an illness, injury or condition that makes it difficult for them to do things that most other people can do).