Pride in Disability

Pride in Disability

We chatted to the model, writer and speaker about discovering his superpower through adversity - and the importance of going hard on your shorts, but not yourself.

At DailyJocks we’re tough on our sportswear because we know you are too. From gym shorts to joggers, to tank tops, we’ve designed our range with comfort, durability and sex-appeal, in order to create pieces that can take you ‘from the street to the gym to the dance floor’.

For a triathlete like DJs campaign star James - who’s never too far from the track - sportswear that can go the distance that looks as good as it feels is key. 

DailyJocks: What would you say is your superpower?

James: I believe my superpower would be positivity. 

All through life, with every negative situation, or with everything that’s happened, I’ve always been able to see the positive in it - and take away the positive out of every experience. 

Also, I’m funny. I’ll take ‘funny’ (as my superpower)  [laughs].

DailyJocks: What do you love most about your body?

James: It’s a tough question. i'm an amputee so i have a prosthetic leg and I’m really proud of that - being able to represent the disabled community when it comes to modelling. 

DailyJocks: Yes! We really believe in the power of representation. Why is representation so important to you? 

James: So when I lost my leg two years ago I really struggled to identify as being disabled. More so because of the stereotypes or negative stigma the world has around disability, but also due to the lack of representation. 

DailyJocks: One of the things that has been mentioned by almost everyone we’ve interviewed is how they wish they had role models like them when they were growing up.

Why is representation in fashion important to you?

James: We (as a culture) use fashion to represent and explore ourselves. Being represented not only makes you feel included, but it makes you feel welcome. 

DailyJocks: You were modelling DailyJocks Sportswear today. As a Triathlete, you're no stranger to the demands placed on training gear. What do you look for when it comes to your kit?

James: Comfort and flexibility is really important to me. When I go to the gym I don’t want to have shorts that I feel like are going to rip!

DailyJocks: Good to know you’ve been putting our famous gym shorts to the test!

We are adding to our style and size offerings weekly… check out the DailyJocks Sportswear collection here.

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