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Know What’s Sexy? A Boy with Cerebral Palsy Who Owns It

The final What's Underneath of 2015 features the fearlessly sincere and self-deprecating Thought Catalog contributor, author, and TV writer Ryan O’Connell. He opens up about the unremitting pain of growing up in our culture as a gay person with cerebral palsy. However, with his singular, rollicking sincerity, Ryan has turned feeling worthless as a teen into being on top of the world in his 20s: “I’ve turned a body that was not accepted by society into the fucking coolest.”

To see how Ryan went from eating Nutella out of jar, popping Percocet, and wondering why he didn’t have boyfriend to the kind of boy that the other boys flock to en masse, watch his What’s Underneath episode above!

With warm and love,
Elisa + Lily

Thank you to Daniela London of Choose Love for providing the beautiful wall for our Los Angeles episodes.

Follow Ryan on Twitter: @ryanoconn
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What's Underneath is produced by Elisa, Lily, & Mona
Ryan's video was edited by Andrea Cruz and Kirsten Johnson

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