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Chuck Close Snaps 20 Megastars for Vanity Fair

Chuck Close Snaps 20 Megastars for Vanity Fair

The editors at Vanity Fair made a brilliant decision when they chose Chuck Close as the lead photographer for the 20th anniversary of the mag’s “Hollywood Issue.” For the 20th anniversary of the issue that celebrates the biggest celebrities and their successes of the year, the editors want realism to be at the forefront. No […]

My Gimpy Life is Back!

My Gimpy Life is Back!

My Gimpy Life is back! My Gimpy Life is back! OMG, I’m so excited, Teal Sherer‘s My Gimpy Life is back! There will be a new episode released via YouTube every Monday at 4pm Pacific time!! Yayyyy!!! In this episode, our heroine and her weird and damply amusing roommate realize they’ve got to get real […]

First Wheelchair User Model at New York Fashion Week

First Wheelchair User Model at New York Fashion Week

Break out the champagne and caviar, folks, a miracle has occurred — a wheelchair user model has graced the runway during New York Fashion Week. The model we have to thank is Ms. Wheelchair New York 2012 Danielle Sheypuk, a clinical psychologist specializing in the dating and sexuality of people with disabilities. She’s been using […]

Demand More Paralympics Coverage

Demand More Paralympics Coverage

Media don’t consider the Paralympics a serious sporting event, so coverage is limited unless we speak up and demand more TV reports and sports articles.

Crip Buzz: February 2014

Crip Buzz: February 2014

“I Got 99 Problems and Palsy is Just One,” “The Gorilla in my House” …

New Book: 10 Fundraiser Ideas

New Book: 10 Fundraiser Ideas

People with disabilities have long faced financial barriers when seeking the greatest amount of independence, but Wheel:Life founder Lisa Wells’ new book, 10 Fundraiser Ideas to Help People with Disabilities, may help. “Wheel:Life receives hundreds of inquiries each year from people who are seeking advice on ways to raise money for medical equipment, adaptive sports […]

Bring On the Disabled Disney Princesses

Bring On the Disabled Disney Princesses

Never has Disney put forth a princess with a disability. You think they would’ve by now, but nope, and this oversight spurred Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo to finally do something about it. An artist who become partially paralyzed after having cancer (and beating it!), he saw what it was like to be disabled — an […]

Disabled Fashionista Jillian Mercado's New Gig

Disabled Fashionista Jillian Mercado’s New Gig

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 no choice but to love fashion. And it’s a good thing she does, since her disability, muscular dystrophy, makes her one of the most interesting fashion bloggers alive. Jillian is […]

Artist Chuck Close Wheelchair Bound? Cut Him Loose!

Artist Chuck Close Wheelchair Bound? Cut Him Loose!

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 1988, when a spinal artery collapse caused near-total paralysis. That didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for either making art or collecting it, and other things as well …” Wheelchair bound since […]

7 Awesome Roles Played by an Actor with a Disability

7 Awesome Roles Played by an Actor with a Disability

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 to fill, and they’d still find an excuse to hire nondisabled actors. Are they nervous around people with disabilities, or do they think we’re not good enough? Of course, it […]