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Miss Wheelchair Washington shares her Dare Not To Swear! advice
Is it Fashionable to Use Profanity??
We are all very aware of how our appearance can affect the way others see us not only
2008 Miss Wheelchair Washington
Meg Paulsen, who was born with spina bifida and utilizes a wheelchair for mobility, feels that her disability is a gift and has always made the choice to lead her life by example. Megs ambition is to educate others that despite judgments and prejudices that surround societys view of disability, these judgments are rarely correct. Through the character building challenges of living with a disability, Meg feels as though she has developed a strong sense of self, which has allowed her to grow into a person who does not let anyone hold her back from what she feels her purpose in life is to consciously and unconditionally contribute to her community. Megs drive to contribute to her community has led to her voluntary involvement with numerous organizations serving people with disabilities such as:
The Washington State Business Leadership Network where she serves as vice president;
Washington Vocational Services where she serves as a board member.
Both of these organizations serve people with disabilities who are seeking employment opportunities.
Mrs. Hanna and her fashion students appreciate Megs willingness to provide royal Dare Not To Swear! advice.