Chantal Pistelli McClelland

Her name is Chantal, she is an Italian-American athlete and model, an Italian mother and an African-American father. She was born in Magnolia, Arkansas, in the south of the United States, and grew up in Pisa, her mother’s hometown. She currently lives in Marina di Pisa.

With the Associazione Unique APS and her work as a model she wants to help break down labels and stereotypes. She wants to be able to perceive diversity as a wonderful uniqueness. Her models are determined, independent, courageous and purposeful women, such as Diane von Furstenberg, Gessica Notaro, Amy Purdy, Diana Vreeland, Lauryn Hill and the female figures in her family: her mother, her grandmother and her sister.

As an athlete and surfer, she hopes to help push many other people with disabilities to challenge themselves, including through sport.
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