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Jessica Long

Swimmer | Speaker | Author
Born without legs + living my best life
13 x Paralympic Champion
Training for Tokyo 2020
💌: Jessicatatianalong@gmail.com

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  • Bodysuit: Showpo. Mini-skirt: Princess Polly. Paired with my “everyday” legs 😏
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Smiling because I’m about to fall over*
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    @jessicatatianalong

    Bodysuit: Showpo. Mini-skirt: Princess Polly. Paired with my “everyday” legs 😏



    Smiling because I’m about to fall over*

  •  1,518  0  19 July, 2019
  • + For years I convinced myself that if the rest of my body looked “perfect” people would look past my imperfections. If I had the prettiest hair, the whitest teeth, the nicest clothes... people wouldn’t notice my legs. I hid them growing up. I almost always wore pants and I hated when people stared at me because it only confirmed what I already knew to be true, that I was different. Some days are still really challenging, I struggle with really simple things like stairs and putting on shoes. I think all of us amputees make it look so easy because it has become a natural part of our lives, but truth be told... it’s hard sometimes. I don’t have all the answers, but every day I wake up and choose to be proud of who I am. Some days that’s more difficult than others, but I’ve never been a quitter 😏

I never thought in my whole life I would be comfortable wearing legs like these. But honestly, I’ve never felt more confident in showing them off.

So go ahead, take a look 👀
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#whoneedslegsanyway #amputeeforlife #blessthebonelegs #beproudofyou #ownthemoment #lovewhoyouare #legsfordays
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    @jessicatatianalong

    Maryland

    + For years I convinced myself that if the rest of my body looked “perfect” people would look past my imperfections. If I had the prettiest hair, the whitest teeth, the nicest clothes... people wouldn’t notice my legs. I hid them growing up. I almost always wore pants and I hated when people stared at me because it only confirmed what I already knew to be true, that I was different. Some days are still really challenging, I struggle with really simple things like stairs and putting on shoes. I think all of us amputees make it look so easy because it has become a natural part of our lives, but truth be told... it’s hard sometimes. I don’t have all the answers, but every day I wake up and choose to be proud of who I am. Some days that’s more difficult than others, but I’ve never been a quitter 😏

    I never thought in my whole life I would be comfortable wearing legs like these. But honestly, I’ve never felt more confident in showing them off.

    So go ahead, take a look 👀



    #whoneedslegsanyway #amputeeforlife #blessthebonelegs #beproudofyou #ownthemoment #lovewhoyouare #legsfordays

  •  2,637  0  6 June, 2019
  • ✈️🚘 These days it feels like I am always on the move and going to new places. Next stop? Kansas City for swim clinic then Colorado Springs for a Team USA camp, Boston for a fun event 😍 and the Cayman Islands for an open water swim. I’m tired just typing that all out 😇 I am so thankful for this time of my life! •
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Every time I see anything Toyota I smile. Knowing they support me and the Paralympics keeps me going for the gold 🥇 
#startyourimpossible #letsgoplaces #alltheplaces #teamtoyota #goldmedalclub #tokyo2020 #paralympicsiscool
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    @jessicatatianalong

    ✈️🚘 These days it feels like I am always on the move and going to new places. Next stop? Kansas City for swim clinic then Colorado Springs for a Team USA camp, Boston for a fun event 😍 and the Cayman Islands for an open water swim. I’m tired just typing that all out 😇 I am so thankful for this time of my life! •


    Every time I see anything Toyota I smile. Knowing they support me and the Paralympics keeps me going for the gold 🥇
    #startyourimpossible #letsgoplaces #alltheplaces #teamtoyota #goldmedalclub #tokyo2020 #paralympicsiscool

  •  1,043  0  29 May, 2019
  • Singapore has been spectacular!
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I finished day 2️⃣ of competition with a gold medal in the 400 free - not my fastest time evaaa, but it gives me an idea on how I can improve for future competitions. Tomorrow: 200 IM. My faveee 😏
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    Marina Bay Sands

    Singapore has been spectacular!



    I finished day 2️⃣ of competition with a gold medal in the 400 free - not my fastest time evaaa, but it gives me an idea on how I can improve for future competitions. Tomorrow: 200 IM. My faveee 😏

  •  769  0  11 May, 2019