Kanya Sesser : “No Legs, No Limits”

April 7, 2017

Nothing can stop Kanya Sesser.

The part time model and 26 year old athlete girl is the kind of person that inspires us all. Since her childhood, she has put all her energy into pushing away the barriers imposed by societal social norms.

She has no legs – and no limits either.

Born in Pak Chong, Thailand, without legs, Kanya Sesser was early abandoned by her parents when she was just a baby. Raised by Buddhists, she was then adopted by two Americans at the age of 6 and moved to Portland, United States.Very soon, she started to experience all kind of sports : from skateboarding to wheelchair racing and basketball, she refused to see her disability as an obstacle in her life. She has competed in 100, 200 and 400 meters wheelchair racing events.

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But Kanya didn’t stop there. She wanted to show that beauty has no limits too, so she became a sportswear model at the age of 15. She has modelled for big sports brands such as Nike, Billabong and Panty Prop. The media coverage that resulted from her modelling campaigns has changed the way people look at beauty and the advertising model world as a whole.

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Today, she is fond of skateboarding and enjoys spending her time in Venice Beach, California, where the energy vibes enable her to stretch her limits even further. Her next challenge is to qualify for Team USA for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in mono skiing.

Kanya Sesser is living proof that with energy, perseverance and passion all obstacles can be overcome. She aims to inspire more people with disabilities to fight for empowerment. She also wants to travel to tell her story.

To find out more about Kanya’s story, please see her Facebook page