Exploring the Development of Disability Identity by Young Creators on Instagram

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Kristen Tollan

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disability, social media, youth

Abstract

This paper explores how disabled youth use social media to express their identity. Using Swain & French’s (2000) affirmation model and methodological principles of photovoice, the study took Instagram photos from eight participants for analysis, with the results discussing trends in the disability experience in connection to personal expression.

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