Keeping a smile on my face & finding my confidence
Hey! My name is Jaleesa Graham (@jaleesagraham) and I am 28 years old from New Jersey. I was born missing the lower half of my right arm, but I have never let that stop me from pursuing my dreams. Although I have not always been as self-confident as I am today, and I have had my share of ups and downs, I always manage to keep a positive attitude and a smile on my face.
Advocate for Inclusion & Accessibility
I am a model, actress, mother and foster mother to 3 wonderful children (6, 3 & 1). In my career I work hard to advocate for inclusion and accessibility in the industry, representation is so important. Growing up I never saw anyone that looked like myself, it’s so important for children to be able to see someone that looks like them. I take pride in being a role model.
Finding your inner beauty
I love to spread positivity and embrace my uniqueness, beauty is truly a word that is limitless. There are so many different types of beauty. It’s so important to me to broaden the idea of beauty, and show a different side. We are all unique and our uniqueness is the best thing that we have, so always own it and rock it! No one can be you better than you, You are perfect just the way that you are. “To wish you were someone else it to waste the person you are.”