LivAbility Magazine
Text: Josette Ulibarri Crowned Ms. Wheelchair Arizona 2017. To the right is a picture of Josette Ulibarri. She wears sash and crown as Miss Wheelchair Arizona. She has roses. She wears a red-and-white patterned top and smiles at the camera.

by Brooke Brown
Photo by Jennifer Conway

Josette Ulibarri was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Arizona with her platform: “Encouraging self-acceptance through changing perspectives on body image.” She’ll make appearances at events throughout the state and compete for the national title in Pennsylvania.

“My goal as titleholder is to bring awareness that we are all beautiful despite our color, gender, shape, size, scars, abilities, or disabilities. We are all uniquely and wonderfully made,” Ulibarri said. “My goal is to help others
love themselves and live a healthy lifestyle with no excuses and no limits.”

For more information on the program or to schedule an appearance with Josette, email or visit Ms. Wheelchair Arizona Pageants on Facebook.

Portrait: Writer Brooke Brown

Brooke Brown

Brooke Brown loves to tell all types of stories that encourage others. She’s the author of The Little Butterfly Girl, a writer for Autumn Magazine, an actor in Theatre360, a public speaker and runs Brooke’s Butterfly Touch: Creative Storytelling Services, which strives to help others discover the power in sharing their own stories in order to cultivate hope, opportunities and understanding.