Being born with cerebral palsy doesn’t make you less human. Yes, it renders you to a walker but that sense of adventure has no bounds. 18-year-old Autumn Kinkade doesn’t let her diagnosis of cerebral palsy stop her from pursuing her dream of being a model.

With the support of her family, she has featured on the runway, magazines, and billboards also. Her mother Dawn says Autumn let’s other people who have disability see that they don’t have to be a size zero and six-foot tall to be who they really want to be. The good news is that fashion embraces diversity in all spheres of live. The fashion world is starting to get more inclusive than before.

Cerebral palsy is a medical term used to describe that set of neurological conditions that affect movement. It is the most common childhood disability and if effects the mobility in certain body parts. Some certain parts of the brain are affected most especially the parts controlling the involuntary and voluntary movements, affecting 764,000 individuals in the US.

No condition should stop you from reaching your goals, the person you see in yourself is who you are. Autumn doesn’t regard herself as disabled. With this mindset, success only becomes part of her.

Autumn says, “My dream modelling shoot would be to go to Paris, I have always wanted to go. But my goal is to be the first disabled pastor, I would like to be the first pastor with cerebral palsy.”