What is Love Your Genes?
I started Love Your Genes on the basis of two things: myself having a genetic disease and a desire to spread inclusion, awareness, and love. While I started Love Your Genes on the premise of myself having a genetic disease (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), the LYG Movement had much larger implications then I anticipated. Implications on diversity, awareness, and inclusion. The Movement went from being recognized by the disability community to being recognized by everyone. The #lygmovement is about perpetuating inclusion and love for who you are — inside & out, which is something every single human should have the opportunity to do. Everyone is beautiful & capable of being stylish regardless of disability, skin color, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc. Through our LYG merchandise, we hope to keep perpetuating this important message & transcend it by the beautiful people that wear our Love Your Genes gear. Our products are not just a piece of merchandise you buy on a whim. They’re an investment in some of the most important messages of all. An investment in social equality, self-love, acceptance, and inclusion of every human being <3