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Model, licensed nail technician, entrepreneur, business owner, and disability influencer, K. Shantel is no stranger to SHEEN Magazine. The talented woman that we had the pleasure of getting to know just a few short months ago has let us in on her exciting new project.

Just recently, it was announced that Halle Bailey would take on the role of Ariel in The Little Mermaid and people went absolutely berserk! Coincidently during that same time, K. Shantel was planning an “out-of-the-box” photoshoot to break the internet and the disability barrier on social media as well.

In an official statement, K. Shantel said, “Inclusion matters. We don’t get the exposure we should have in the beauty industry, entertainment industry or any of those avenues. It shows that we’re not interested or don’t exist.”

Check out these breaktaking photos of K. Shantel’s beautiful, groundbreaking photoshoot in an effort to inspire others to live their dream unapologetically!

All photos by Funmi Ford