I finally was at a point where I accepted my body when I lost many of those curves & muscle tone due to a spinal cord injury that left me paralyzed from mid chest down…😥 My muscles atrophied and it was very painful to accept my new body and my new life! Without a doubt […]
As a makeup lover, when Ipsy approaches you about doing a makeup look for them that’s something to highly consider and to be HAPPY ABOUT!!! And I sure was! I was intrigued about the look they wanted me to do! But honestly, once this look was set and done, I didn’t know how people would […]
There’s different ways you can look at the movie (I have not seen it yet, but I know how it ends, I’ve seen the trailer and what different critics are saying about it). Unfortunately, one of the main characters, the guy who becomes paralyzed in the movie commits suicide, even though I was told “he […]
I have faced discrimination and stumbled upon many prejudgments in the world I have been surrounded in, especially as a model and host in a wheelchair, primarily centered on beauty and good looks and often times made feel like I am simply not good enough… But I’m using these negative experiences for something positive because […]
Fashion, for many is their passion, their life. For others, the fashion industry might seem as superficial. In this world, it is very typical to find perfect looking models, long, lean, great bodies, people who all around seem to “have it amazingly together,” and usually full abilities. You don’t expect to see people in wheelchairs […]
For many of you who are used to seeing me smiling, as I always am, and with a more natural look perhaps, I know this is a look that you might not recognize me in, but let me tell you it is absolutely one of my favorites and without a doubt, a favorite HIGHLIGHT […]
At first glance what do you see in these two pictures? Two girls in a wheelchair, is right. I’m the model on the right. Some might not think much of it, but let me explain how much different these two pictures are: Kylie, you chose to use a wheelchair, to pose with it, when […]
Tamara shows us some style by the sea at Night by the Ocean! Check out our site! ► http://latv.com/life Tamara recently stated about Beauty on Wheels “I am SUPER EXCITED to share that I am the #host #presenter of a fashion and beauty segment on LATV (Latino Alternative Television Network)! The name of this segment […]
Important videos: RED BULL VIDEO ENGLISH SPANISH Demo Reel MOST INSPIRATIONAL LATINA OF THE WEEK Spinal Cord Injury SURVIVOR On Mundo FOX American Latino TAMARA MENA MODELS IN NEW YORK FASHION WEEK ARTICLES Tamara backstage video First Latina Wheelchair, New York Fashion Week US People Washington Post 17 disabled Models who should be on Vogue […]
“We have met amazing people in a 1000 shows; but there is one person, I will never forget… That person is Tamara Mena. She is the biggest example of survival I have met.” –Pablo Motos, Producer and TV host of Spain’s most popular TV Show, El Hormiguero. “You’re such an inspiration. Thank you for being […]
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