CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle woman crowned Ms. Wheelchair Washington

(At left, newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair Washington Kaitlin Skilton; photo by Klarissa Monteros)

The photo and report are from Amy:

West Seattle’s own Kaitlin Skilton competed yesterday (Saturday) in the Ms. Wheelchair Washington competition in Mountlake Terrace. Ms. Wheelchair Washington focuses on education and advocacy. Kaitlin spoke about inclusivity.

Kaitlin won, and was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Washington 2020!

Kaitlin is now eligible for Ms. Wheelchair America, and is planning to compete. It will be held in July in Little Rock, Arkansas.

You can find out more about the Ms. Wheelchair Washington program here,

13 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle woman crowned Ms. Wheelchair Washington"

  • HS January 19, 2020 (9:16 pm)

    Oh how exciting! Congratulations Kaitlin!!

  • Roxhill-neighbor January 19, 2020 (9:19 pm)

    Awesome! Thank you West Seattle Blog for sharing this news!

  • ACG January 19, 2020 (10:27 pm)


  • Keri January 19, 2020 (11:11 pm)

    Congratulations Kaitlin!  

  • Kaitlin Skilton January 19, 2020 (11:42 pm)

    Thank you so much for sharing this. This will forever be one of my favorite photos (it was taken just minutes after I was crowned). I am so grateful for the opportunity to be miss wheelchair Washington and I can’t wait to see what this year has to bring.  

  • Ice January 20, 2020 (12:02 am)

    That’s cool. Congratulations to her. I am proud to share a neighborhood with this woman. Look at her upper body, she’s totally jacked (muscular). She must crush the hills around here. We Seattleites are fit, and this lady is exemplar of that. Besides the hills, she’s brave to live in West Seattle. This would be a tough neighborhood in a wheelchair in terms of accessibility because of the lack of cut curbs in many spots, and poor and dangerous road design in some areas. This is inspiring and I hope that as a neighborhood (and country) we continue to be more inclusive and safe for all people.

    • Kaitlin Skilton January 20, 2020 (2:14 am)

      Aw, thank you so much. Living in Seattle definitely has its challenges especially when you have a physical disability. I think the same can be said about many cities. Curb but outs and uneven side walks are are just two examples of the many things that I wish to address this year and I assure you the committee for people with disabilities are working very hard to solve this issue as well!

  • Al January 20, 2020 (8:15 am)

    That’s amazing.  Al Semple 

  • TiaArrowswmith January 21, 2020 (3:52 pm)

    Congratulations Kaitlin!! So excited for you and proud!!

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