Tell me. Do you think you could be a runway model with an 1.59m height and a wheelchair?
But it happened.
We are stuck by looking at mainstream role models. At least an 1.75m height, an European size 34/36 and a pretty or special looking face. But does this represent our society?
Not even close.
Now we are talking just about the average people. With a disability, you are definitely behind. At least with the start of building your own self-esteem. There where no role models when I was that 15 years old teenager in a wheelchair. I didn’t feel ‘cool’ or ‘pretty’ with those four wheels. And I never ever expected I would become that missing role model myself, walking runway shows at FashionWeek and offered an international model contract.
With an 1.59m height and a wheelchair.
Mission Impossible? I don’t think so. Not anymore.
Nowadays, my mission is to motivate and inspire others. To show the world, in each impossibility lies a possibility. Everything starts to have faith in yourself. Trust in your own abilities. Everything what’s labeled as ‘different’ in our society, is perfectly imperfect. That’s your unique selling point! Unique isn’t found in the mainstream. Unique is found in the exceptions.
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