Love Your Genes on The Set of Disabilities Redefined in New York

One day I saw an LYG order from New York, New York roll in from a man named Dr. Truett Vaigneur Jr. My first thought was, wow this guys has a cool name. My second thought was that I was so excited to have LYG heading to the big city. At this point, I didn’t know much about who Truett was. Dr. Truett Vaigneur Jr. and I connected on Instagram, as he’s also a disability advocate. Truett hosts a show called Disabilities Redefined which is a series featuring people with disabilities & how they redefine what it means to live life with a disability. I was so excited to have connected with him & to learn about his show.

Pictured below is Dr. Vaigneur and his guest Kristina on set in Manhattan rocking it in our LYG beanie & bracelet! Dr. Vaignuer gifted our cuff bracelet to Kristina who is a disability advocate and published author. You can check out her amazing poetry book, Words as Weapons, here. 

In this episode of Disabilities Redefined (video below), Truett interviews a incredible blind artist, Robert Hoyt, and a disability advocate/author, Kristina. He also features Love Your Genes (he’s wearing his LYG beanie in the video) while gifting his guest Kristina my LYG bracelet!

You can check out Robert's amazing art here and Kristina's beautiful poems here.

I would have never expected LYG to be as quickly evolving as it is & am so thankful for the opportunity to spread its message with the world on shows like this! Thank you Truett, for helping spread the Love Your Genes Movement and to have brought LYG to New York!