The Beauty in Disability

by Kerri Silverthorn   |   Thu, Jan 7th, 2021

Founder Lacey Richcreek

I very recently found out about a mental health event taking place online. After inquiring with a person who helped organize it, I found out more about the group that is behind the work. I am excited to share Lacey's blog and Facebook group information. Do you want to know more about Lacey's The Beauty in Disability group? If so, read what I learned from my inquiry with Lacey's mom, Angela. 


Join The Beauty in Disability Facebook group for a Mental Health Zoom event: Join the event by clicking here. 

From Angela:

“My 19-year-old daughter, Lacey, started the group The Beauty in Disability in the summer; she has spastic cerebral palsy. She graduated high school in 2020, started college remotely and ended up sitting at home very lonely.  She has been trying to find ways to connect with other people with disabilities and share positive information about people with disabilities.  She has been hosting virtual meetings once a week and writing a blog.

Honestly, this is not a professional group. This is just a young girl who wants to help other people like her and help people understand disabilities --- truly understand them --- not feel pity, not ignore, not pretend to be friends.

Lacey is hoping that this group might be just what someone else needs and that this speaker makes a positive impact for them too. Her goal is to “make it happen for everyone” share positive impacts made by people with disabilities because everyone deserves to be celebrated.

Through these connections, she contacted the mental health speaker Zach.  Again, she is learning how to create a support advocacy group that is created by a person with disabilities for everyone, so this is not a fancy event.  She has never hosted a guest speaker, and we really do not know how to go about hosting a meeting, but she is always willing to try anything.  Through her 19 years, we have learned that mental health is something she struggles with as much as her physical disability.”

 ---Angela Richcreek

You can reach out to Lacey and Angela directly at:




Check out Beauty in Disability’s Facebook page and blog:

Click here to visit the Facebook page

Click here to visit Lacey’s blog 

Kerri Silverthorn Thu, Jan 7th, 2021