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From Facing Discrimination to Creating “See Me For My Talent” Campaign!

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 […]

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What happens when fashion sees disABILITY and someone who doesn’t give up! -Tamara Mena hosts at Fashion Week LA!

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 […]

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Modeling at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week- One of the best of 2015!

  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 […]

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Powerful letter to Kylie Jenner by a model who’s in a wheelchair!!

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 […]

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About “Beauty on Wheels” -beauty and fashion segment Tamara is hosting on LATV!

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 […]

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Tamara Mena In The News: Recent Articles and Videos

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 […]

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WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

“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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Embrace YOU Project

Embrace You Project Know, Accept, and Embrace Yourself About the Embrace You Project: It is dedicated to help women Know, Accept, and Embrace who they are. The journey of this project begins at the end of 2010, as I started thinking of ways to encourage women to help them embrace who they are further than […]

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Intensive Week Dancing at AXIS

Participating in Axis Dance Company (world-renowned physically integrative dance company) Intensive Summer is one of the best things I have done. It was an unexpected journey full of struggles, challenges, but in the end a rewarding journey. About me: Am I a trained dancer? No. Did I have experience with modern dance? No. So why […]

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2012 Highlights

  -Started of the year by being featured on the cover of one of the greatest technology magazines in the world, IEEE Spectrum Magazine, standing in exoskeleton, Ekso. -Invited to appear on The Doctors TV show. -Featured in the world famous magazine, Fast Company, with Ekso. -Invited to appear a second time on the renowned […]

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