Two women who use wheelchairs are putting a funny spin on living with a disability.
Sisters and illustrators Jessica and Lianna Oddi are the hilarious minds behind “The Disabled Life,” a comic series loosely based on their lives.
Both women use wheelchairs and have very limited use of their arms, though their diagnosis is unclear.
“Both of us were diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 at birth,” Lianna explained to The Huffington Post. “However recently we’re being re-diagnosed because our specialist doesn’t think we fit the mold. We’re currently waiting results of several tests.”
Lianna, 27, and Jessica, 25, debuted their droll doodles on Tumblr in April and already have almost 2,000 followers.
There's no right or wrong way to be disabled. Lianna Oddi
“We hope that the disabled community can get a good laugh out of our comics,” Lianna told HuffPost “We also hope that they understand through these comics, that there’s no right or wrong way to be disabled. Everyone copes with it differently, and each disability is different. It’s not about comparing, but more about finding the common, funny ground.”
Yet, connecting with others who have disabilities isn’t the sisters’ sole aim.
Their comics tackle topics that anyone can relate to such as online dating, taking selfies and trying to figure out how to rock the latest fashion trend — it’s just covered from their lens.
Their perspectives on how able-bodied people often treat those who are disabled are also echoed in their illustrations.
“Strangers will congratulate us for literally existing, or going outside that day,” Lianna said. “We know they mean well, but it comes across as an outdated view on people with disabilities.”
Check out their hilarious takes on everyday occurrences below: