Woman's unarmed job search becomes inspiration
ARNOLD, M.O. (WHDH) -- Tisha Shelton needs a job. She's been looking since June.
"It's a hard market right now," said Shelton.
She has a degree, but it's what she doesn't have that she feared would trouble employers.
She has no arms.
She decided to tackle her issue head on via YouTube.
"Hi this is Tisha UnArmed, here to answer all your questions about not having arms. And as you can see, I don't have any arms,” said in her introductory video.
She decided to show perspective employers all she can do from making a sandwich, to eating sushi to even driving her car.
"If I were to go on an interview they're gonna look at me and be like, 'Oh, she's disabled, we're gonna have to worry about this. How's she gonna take care of the job?' And I just wanted to ease-ease their mind, and be like, I can do anything that you can do.”
In a series of videos designed to show her daily life, Tisha's aspirations created inspiration.
These videos have been viewed more than a million times.
"Teachers, physical therapists, OT's. They'll contact me and they're like, 'We have this four year-old born without arms and we don't know how to deal with her. We don't know how to teach her how to do things.
"Here I have a left foot accelerator."
How does she take all this in stride?
"My mom is amazing."
"I mean, I give her all props for raising me properly and telling me there's nothing I can't do."
All the attention hasn't yet landed Tisha a job - though she may have an opportunity training and mentoring kids who have no arms.
As for her career aspirations - Tisha said graphic design is her first love.