Woman with no arms or legs demonstrates how she folds laundry, showers, writes, etc.

Amy Brooks was born without arms or legs. In a series of wonderful videos, she shows how she goes about everyday activities like folding laundry, cooking, showering, and writing.

After being abandoned at the hospital by her birth parents, she was adopted by faith-filled parents, Richard and Janet. Growing up, they taught her the importance of being independent and they’ve been on a lifelong journey in helping her to achieve that independence in every area possible.

Along with being able to do most daily tasks on her own, Amy is also an author, artist and motivational speaker.

And here's Amy's GoFundMe for a new van: "Arms Around Amy"

(via Laughing Squid)

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What makes a woman? New documentary seeks answers


Transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf hosts the new Channel 4 documentary What Makes a Woman? Science and society are grappling with the complex and contentious topics of sex, sexuality, and gender. New research and evidence demonstrate that simplistic binaries are more complicated than previously believed. Read the rest