As I sat in the photo studio today with my three friends, I held back tears of joy. People like me dream of making big impacts on the world. I have been blessed with countless opportunities to share the Gospel with children and their families. Today, I realized that those children and families will soon be able to see a tangible blessing that God has honored my faithfulness to Him with!
Courtney, Tiffany, and Jessica, you have truly inspired, encouraged, and empowered me today because you took a leap of faith and supported this project, and me, from the start. I'll be forever grateful <3 To all the DiversAble Models and Allies, I honestly thank God for each of you!
A special shout out must go to the #BestTeamEver, Val's #candigals! Thank you all for seeing me through this every step of the way and for having confidence in me when I doubted myself.
Chloe + Isabel, in particular Chantel Waterbury, you are truly changing lives. There are so many young DiversAble women who will see a face and body like their own and will be uplifted and empowered because you took a chance on me. The older generation of DiversAble advocates will see that their voices, their fight for inclusion and equality, will continue and will succeed!
Thank you, especially to Virginie Descamps, who from the start welcomed me and my friends with hugs, smiles, and friendship.
I saved the best for last...My husband, Curtis Frantz! Today happened because you pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of. You support my goals and help me achieve them, even when that means spending hours in an estrogen filled room! I love you very much and I'm so blessed to have you :-*
This is not the end of this project! Today was just the beginning of a HUGE vision I have. I'd love to share my vision with you and ask that you contact me. Please consider supporting this project so that we can continue to support the inclusion of people with Diverse Abilities in society. A portion of all proceeds from my online boutique go towards funding the project and sponsoring DiversAble Models. Place your order today at http://bitly.com/DiversAble
Check out these Behind-the-Scenes pic & be sure to check in this Saturday for a Sneak Peek at a pic from the actual shoot (including not yet released CandI jewels!)