One billion people around the world experience some form of disability, but they should not be defined by it and Fatemeh Hammami Nasrabadi is an advocate for that. Fatemeh is 85 percent paralyzed, but she found the strength to pursue her passion of becoming an artist. She draws incredible portraits using only her feet.

This inspiring 31-year-old Iranian artist is capable of amazing things despite her disability and shows that any illness or condition doesn't necessarily have to limit you from living your life to the fullest and achieving your dreams.

More info: Instagram | fhammami.ir

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Fred and George Weasley
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4 months ago

SO MUCH TALENT :O

LazyPanda
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4 months ago

That's why you should NEVER judge someone before you know them!

Muriel Gillespie
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4 months ago

It would seem life has not handed this lady a good deal but is she lying under it, no!! Our kids make a fuss if they don't have the latest pair of trainers and we fuss about not having'stuff' but with a smile this wonderful gifted lady produces these amazing paintings. Another hero!!

O Jackson
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4 months ago

She has an amazing talent.

Dorothy Cloud
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4 months ago

Beautiful!

Theresa Peavler
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4 months ago

Wow !!! INcredible!!! Thank you for sharing your Beautiful talent

eep_the_sheep
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4 months ago

Wow

Teresa Groth
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4 months ago

Such a wonderful blessing she has been given, Thank you Jesus!

K. Kerry Kozak
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4 months ago

As an artist myself, I really appreciate your work, you are amazing, thank you for sharing with us!!

Pamela E Brueckner
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4 months ago

Wow...speechless

Storm Rise
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4 months ago

How beautiful!

Mary Dellenbusch
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4 months ago

Incredible! Her talent is superior. Very beautiful!

Debby Marengo
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4 months ago

I love this!

Cat Anderson
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4 months ago

Love it

Dutch VanZandt
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4 months ago

Love the wild life drawings...

Alli Leoni
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4 months ago

That is amazing. I am in awe of your talent.

Agnieszka Przybylowicz
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4 months ago

beautiful

Anica Cvetkovic
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4 months ago

Amazing!

Doctor who?!
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4 months ago

Wow so cutee

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Being a diehard football fan, Fatemeh let the world know about her after she drew Cristiano Ronaldo and made the headlines. Besides her favorite football icons, such as Lionel Messi and Iranian star Ali Daei, Fatemeh has painted many other national and world-famous celebrities, such as Iranian actors Mehran Modiri, Dariush Arjomand, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Parviz Parastui, iconic comedian Charlie Chaplin, and pop star Selena Gomez among others. She also paints stunning animals and landscapes and has earned a place in the hearts of 96k followers on Instagram.

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Teresa Groth
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4 months ago

It is beyond beautiful when I know how much work and talent it takes for a picture too be completed! 👏

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Anica Cvetkovic
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4 months ago

Lovely!

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Jozi_Bear_Arts
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4 months ago

How though? SO GOOD!

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Fatemeh admits that she finds painting portraits the most interesting. She's able to portray her characters meticulously most of the time using only colored pencils. Fatemeh has perfected her skills in the art of portraiture over the years with the help of two teachers who discovered her talent in middle school.

"I love painting faces. When I want to draw a portrait, I start with a curve and round the human face for the beginning to design. This is the law of face painting," said the artist to Bored Panda.

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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4 months ago

I love foxes they are my favourite animal I would totally buy that

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Annie
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4 months ago

Beautiful! Self portrait?

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Lara Verne
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4 months ago

She's really good.

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Fatemeh has been sharing her technique and snippets of her drawing process up close on Instagram and inspiring others with her incredible talent, patience, and determination, as well as an infectious smile!

"The biggest challenge for me is that I have 85% disability and that makes it very difficult for me to paint. I only work with one of my legs."

Fatemeh, the second-born of twins, was deprived of oxygen at birth, which caused a severe disability. Despite the obstacles, the artist learned to dream big and work hard to make them come true. Fatemeh has become a bright star in the Iranian art scene and her works have been exhibited all around Tehran. Fatemeh also writes and three of her books with writings have been published so far.

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Well, I Tried
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4 months ago

Kitty!

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Dutch VanZandt
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4 months ago

Am waiting for a giraffe to amble across the scene...

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CORLEONE
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4 months ago

Lionel Messi

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“I have been interested in painting and drawing since I was a child and I tried very hard to get here! I am happy and thankful that my efforts were worth it and now I am happy that I did not disappoint.”

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Phoebe
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4 months ago

This is so pretty, my favorite 💕

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Dutch VanZandt
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4 months ago

Love the love birds...

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Anica Cvetkovic
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4 months ago

I love the colors! I would buy this one :)

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Debby Marengo
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4 months ago

Beautiful.

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Mary Dellenbusch
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4 months ago

I hope more find out about her.

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Debby Marengo
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4 months ago

Can this be my favorite? WOW!!

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*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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4 months ago

I love that beak. It and the eyes bring it all together.

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R L
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4 months ago

Lovely picture of a talented & versatile actor.

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Teresa Groth
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4 months ago

You captured his heart ❤️

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Susan Mercurio
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4 months ago

This is my favorite. Beautiful!

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Annabeth Chase
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4 months ago

Wow. That is amazing!

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Theresa Peavler
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4 months ago

Wow!!

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Fred and George Weasley
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4 months ago

i would buy this :o so pretty

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Teresa Groth
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4 months ago

They are so good all of your beautiful pics, because of the love you put in to them! Again you are so very, very talented and gifted!

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Susan Mercurio
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4 months ago

2nd favorite

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Teresa Groth
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4 months ago

Beautiful work!

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Teresa Groth
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4 months ago

I am so amazed at how wonderful you are!

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Bluebell Rizzi
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4 months ago

How did she get the hand like that!? Amazing

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Jerome Goodwin
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4 months ago

Don't ever say CAN'T.

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