Quick Hit: Meet Kanya Sesser, Lingerie Model, Athlete, and Badass

Kanya Sesser is an athlete and model who is redefining what it means to be sexy. Sesser started modeling sportswear at age 15 and switched to lingerie when she realized she could help change the way people see beauty and sexiness. And she certainly fits the bill. Her Instagram page is full of flawless candid shots like the ones below.

Opting for a skateboard over a wheelchair, Sesser is training to compete in the mono ski event at the 2016 Paralympics’.  Sesser was born without legs and adopted from an orphanage in Thailand when she was 5 years old. She was raised in Portland with her adopted family.

Her story and work are such an inspiration in a world where people with disabilities are continuously pushed into the margins of our society, denied access to services and opportunities, and dismissed as helpless and incapable.

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Feministing's resident "sexpert", Sesali is a published writer and professional shit talker. She is a queer Black girl, fat girl, and trainer. She was the former Training Director at the United States Student Association and later a member of the Youth Organizing team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She received her bachelors in Women's and Gender Studies from Depaul University in 2012 and is currently pursuing a master's in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. A self identified "trap" feminist, and trained with a reproductive justice background, her interests include the intersections of feminism and: pop culture, youth culture, social media, hip hop, girlhood, sexuality, race, gender, and Beyonce. Sesali joined the team in 2010 as one of the winners of our So You Think You Can Blog contest.

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