Teen athlete with cerebral palsy to front sportswear campaign

A 19-year-old athlete with cerebral palsy who is committed to changing public perceptions of disability is the new face of Target Australia’s activewear clothing line.

British-born Robyn Lambird, a successful athlete who now lives in Perth, Australia, has just added modelling to her CV after fronting Target’s latest sportswear advertising campaign.

“As a person, I am not only disabled. I am a woman, I am a creator, and I am an athlete,” she said.

The competitive wheelchair racer was born with cerebral palsy and says that she sometimes uses a forearm crutch or walking stick to aid her mobility. Robyn says that she also occasionally uses a wheelchair if her symptoms become painful.

“I believe that my disability has played a large part in shaping the person that I am today and I consider it an important part of my identity,” she said.

“One in five people will experience disability in their lifetime, so we really need to make sure advertising is representative of this,” she added.

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