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Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America

  • Alexis Ostrander, Director
  • Meagan Keane and Molly Kasch; Executive Producer: Manuela Ikenze, Producer

About the Project

DEFINING BEAUTY focuses on the extraordinary lives of five women and their journey toward the 2010 Ms.Wheelchair America pageant. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms.Wheelchair America is a competition based on advocacy, achievement, and communication, that selects the most accomplished and articulate spokesperson for the 52 million Americans living with disabilities. Through issues of sexuality, femininity, independence and personal identity DEFINING BEAUTY tells the story of women who challenge themselves to live life beyond their limitations and by doing so redefine the perception of beauty and what it means to be disabled.