The Ms. Wheelchair California

Leadership Pageant

The Ms. Wheelchair America Program began in 1972 when Dr. Philip K. Hood, an Ohio physician, created a national forum to highlight the achievements of women with disabilities.

The Ms. Wheelchair California Leadership Pageant is not a beauty pageant, rather it is a competition based on advocacy and achievement. It is the only California pageant recognized by Ms. Wheelchair America. 

 

This empowering competition is not just about crowning a titleholder, it is designed to further develop the advocacy skills of a unique group of leaders, to provide a national network for articulate and accomplished women, and to invite the able-bodied community to attain a greater awareness of the potential of all citizens with disabilities.

Ms. Wheelchair California 2018

Krystina Jackson

 Dublin, CA

Five Words to Describe Krystina

Excitable

Determined

Passionate

Optimistic

Joyful

Krystina's Platform

Roll-in to

the boardroom,

the classroom, 

and anywhere you

envision yourself

to be.

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Angela Piazza
Redwood City, CA

5 words to describe myself:

Caring, Friendly,

Honest, Spunky, Mom

Platform: 

Mentor program for children

of all ages with disabilities

2018 Contestants

Lindsay Worthington

Pleasant Hill, CA

5 words to describe myself: 

Sweet, Sassy, Smart,

Determined, Strong-willed

Platform: 

School for children with

disabilities and their struggles

Ligia Zuniga
San Mateo, CA

5 words to describe myself: 

Passionate, Resilient,

Determined, Kind, Strong

Platform: 

Access, Inclusivity, Visibility: without access there is no chance to be included which reduces the chance to be visible.

Kara Paulson

Menifee Lakes, CA

5 words to describe myself: 

Christian, Wife,

Mother, Writer, Dancer

 

Platform:

Disabilities Need Visibility

Dr. Michelle Hernandez

Concord, CA

5 words to describe myself:

Authentic, Inspiration,

Survivor, Passionate, Determined

Platform:

Domestic violence against

people with disabilities

Alicia Anderson

Gilroy, CA

5 words to describe myself:

Outgoing, Motivated,

Confident, Loving, Professional

Platform:

Empower girls and women with disabilities to overcome stigmas and have “YES” moments

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