January 2014

Disabled Fashionista Jillian Mercado’s New Gig

By | January 28th, 2014|

Born to a mother who loved fashion and was an accomplished seamstress, Jillian Mercado, 26, the voice behind the fashion blog Manufactured 1987, almost had [...]

Artist Chuck Close Wheelchair Bound? Cut Him Loose!

By | January 14th, 2014|

New York Times’ Linda Yablonsky recently wrote this about the artist Chuck Close: “Close, who is 73, has been bound to a motorized wheelchair since [...]

7 Awesome Roles Played by an Actor with a Disability

By | January 8th, 2014|

It's no secret producers and casting agents remain hesitant to hire real disabled actors. They could have a dozen roles portraying someone with a disability [...]

Photographer Christopher Voelker Wins Hope Award

By | January 2nd, 2014|

Acclaimed entertainment photographer Christopher Voelker has been awarded the Christopher and Dana Reeve Hope Award for his work behind the lens in revealing the human [...]

December 2013

Five Most Positive Portrayals of Disability in the Media

By | December 30th, 2013|

From a character who's “just like everyone else" to one who models the acceptance arc of coping with a disability, here are my picks for [...]

August 2013

Frank Barham: Saved by Jazz

By | August 1st, 2013|

Frank Barham jams on the chromatic harmonica at The Velvet Note, an Atlanta venue that bills itself as “designed by musicians for musicians.” [...]

People in the News: Jocelyn Woods

By | August 1st, 2013|

Vermont artist and model Jocelyn Woods is planning to begin production of “Ecstasy of a Cripple Part II,” another collaboration with Atlanta photographer/artist Thomas Dodd. [...]

July 2013

Art Wanted: Re-Imagining of Wheelchairs

By | July 25th, 2013|

For the artists of the world itching to work on a wheelchair project that may get noticed by big names in the art world, a [...]

June 2013

5 Amazing Wheelchair Sculptures

By | June 25th, 2013|

Go to your local art museum; chances are you're not going to see a sculpture of someone in a wheelchair. You have to travel far [...]

February 2013

SCI Life February 2013

By | February 1st, 2013|

Hints of Frida Kahlo exude from Reveca Torres, a fashion designer turned nonprofit founder. Torres, 31, is an artistic soul who thrives on experiencing new things, including traveling. It was while traveling ...

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