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Rynita Shepherd

Kalamazoo, MI, United States

My name is Rynita Shepherd, I'm a grad drawing student at KCAD. I was born with a rare birth condition called Arthrogryposis which limits the range of motion in my arms and legs considerably. Because of my disability I use my mouth to do many daily activities including drawing and painting. I have degrees in Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design and Illustration from KVCC, WMU, and KCAD. I am also a wife and mother and understand first hand the preconceived judgements against women with disabilities. All the women in my work also have the Arthrogryposis and really wanted to help smash sexual stereotypes against women with disabilities.

Rynita's ArtPrize Entries

These are Rynita's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of SexAbility: Smashing Stereotypes with Sex Appeal

    SexAbility: Smashing Stereotypes with Sex Appeal

    2018 ArtPrize Entry Rynita Shepherd
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