Since birth Fanny Bourgeois has been suffering from arthrogryposis, making her unable to use hands and legs. She was born on 18 June 1976 in Paris. From early childhood on she has been using her mouth for the tasks of daily life, and for playing, painting and drawing. She received standard school education, completed grammar school and took her A levels. As her talent manifested itself when she was quite young, her parents decided to enrol Fanny at an art college. Simultaneously, she pursued communication studies and this is the field where she is working at present. At the tender age of nine, in 1985, she received a scholarship from the association.