Annie Segarra

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Annie Elainey
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BornAnnie Segarra
(1990-08-22) August 22, 1990 (age 29)
ResidenceMiami, Florida, U.S.
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Total views1.2M

Annie Segarra (born August 22, 1990),[1] also known as Annie Elainey, is an American YouTuber, artist, and activist for LGBT and disability rights.[2][3] Segarra, who is queer, Latinx, and disabled, advocates for accessibility, body positivity, and media representation of marginalized communities.[4][2][5][6]

YouTube career[edit]

In 2010, Segarra created a Tumblr account Stop Hating Your Body, which became a popular forum for people to share stories about body image and self-love.[7][8][9] Segarra was invited to speak at schools about body image issues.[8][9] She launched a YouTube channel and began vlogging, as Annie Elainey, about body image and recovery from an eating disorder.[2]

In 2014, Segarra began experiencing pain when walking, and eventually needed a wheelchair to get around. At age 26 she was diagnosed with Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS), a genetic collagen disorder.[2][4] Segarra documented her experiences and thoughts about disability on her YouTube channel.[2][10] She has cited Frida Kahlo, another queer Latina suffering from chronic pain, as a source of empowerment.[2][5]

Segarra felt that the 2017 Women's March lacked visibility and accessibility for disabled people. In response, she created a t-shirt with the text "The Future is Accessible",[11] modeled after a popular "The Future is Female" shirt from the 1970s.[12]

In 2017, Segarra was featured in the Latino 20.[13]

In 2019, Segarra was selected to be part of the YouTube NextUp program.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Segarra lives in Miami, Florida.[2][15] She has a younger sister, Emily, who is autistic. Segarra regards Emily as her best friend.[2]


  1. ^ Segarra, Annie. "About". Annie Segarra. Retrieved September 24, 2017 – via Facebook.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Carrie (December 26, 2016). "Queer Crip Love Fest: Talking with Queer Disabled Latinx Activist Annie Segarra about Family and Connection". Autostraddle. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Leary, Alaina (August 30, 2017). "Activist Spotlight: Annie Segarra – YouTuber, Artist, Activist". Rooted in Rights. Disability Rights Washington. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Kienapple, Bronwyn (September 1, 2017). "Here's What YouTuber Annie Elainey Wants You to Know About Being Disabled". Brit + Co. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Reichard, Raquel (August 24, 2016). "Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Annie Elainey Segarra". Latina. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Green, Nadege. "Annie Segarra On Being A Millennial With A Disability And Accessibility In Miami". Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  7. ^ Jio, Sarah (April 29, 2011). "Stop Hating Your Body! That's The Message of This New Web Site". Glamour. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Salek, Christine (May 14, 2013). "Stop Hating Your Body Tumblr: Creator Annie Segarra Discusses Popular Blog". Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Baker, Katie J.M. (June 30, 2011). "Body-Positive Blogs: Helpful Or Hurtful?". Refinery29. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  10. ^ Dupere, Katie. "These 11 YouTubers with disabilities will make you laugh, think and learn". Mashable. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  11. ^ "The Future is Accessible T-Shirt | Bonfire". Bonfire. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  12. ^ "Interview: Annie Segarra, The Future is Accessible". Bonfire. May 30, 2017. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  13. ^ Sesin, Carmen (October 2, 2017). "#NBCLatino20: Advocate for Inclusion, Annie Segarra". Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  14. ^ "YouTube's Latest NextUp Program To Spotlight Latino, Black, And Female Creators". Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  15. ^ Zinn, Dori (March 30, 2017). "OUT50 Miami: Annie Segarra – The Disabilities Advocate". South Florida Gay News. Retrieved September 22, 2017.

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