An inspirational keynote speaker born without arms, Jessica Cox has never let her disability stop her from achieving her dreams. Living a normal life, she uses her feet as her hands, and, in so doing, achieved goals other people can only dream of.
Jessica Cox became the first person ever without arms to earn a black belt in ATA Martial Arts. She is also the first person in aviation history to earn a pilot’s certificate. This achievement earned her a Guinness World record. Not content with these achievements, she has also gained her SCUBA divers’ certification.
On the educational front, Jessica Cox was convinced that how we think has a greater impact on our lives than our physical constraints. Her chosen path of study was psychology, with her pursuing a degree in the field at the University of Arizona. She has, since then, visited over 26 countries on six continents, sharing her inspirational message with others.
Besides marrying n 2012, Jessica Cox became a Goodwill Ambassador for Humanity and Inclusion, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning NGO, and an advocate for disability rights in Ethiopia, the Philippines, Nepal, and the US Senate.
The founder of the Rightfooted Foundation International, Jessica Cox advocates for children with limb differences and disabilities across the globe. The first project undertaken by this nonprofit was the YouTube channel ‘Life with Feet’ which gained over a million followers within the first two years of release. She is also a successful author. Her first book, ‘Disarm Your Limits’, chronicles her life without arms. Jessica also teamed up with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Nicholas Spark to begin the production of a documentary chronicling her life. The documentary won 14 major awards including Best Social Impact at the Hollywood International Film Festival and was shown on National Geographic to audiences in over 80 countries.
A sought-after international keynote speaker, Jessica Cox can tear down your assumptions while bringing her message of inspiration to all. She lives in the US and presents in English.
“It is rare that indelible impressions are left in such a short period of time.”
“Jessica far exceeded our expectations.”
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“Amazing. Do everything you can to join one of her audiences as soon as possible.”
“She is so positive and she holds the audience spellbound with such an incredible journey.”