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Sophie Mayanne

Sophie Mayanne

I played with a hand gun at age 14 and it gave me a lifetime in a wheelchair.

Despite what you might think, I’have never found a reason to be victimised by my condition. My spiritual and physical scars made me grow stronger, empowered. I wanted to be a tennis player, so I became a tennis player. I wanted to be a model, and guess what... I am a model.

As a model of diversity, I work in the fashion industry representing people that have limitations but are not limited. They love, they fight, they win, they lose. They are real and my story helps them to see how beautiful and meaningful they are. Scars included.”

Previous Award Winners

Everyday Heroines

Carlo Saavedra

(Bogota')

imAge

Elise Jacob 

(New York)

 

 

 

Freedom to Love

Liza Van Der Stock

(Ghent)

 

 

Migration

Paolo Patrizi

(Rome)

 

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