Push Girls

Push Girls photo courtesy of Sundance Channel

After a long and checkered stint in the belly of the Hollywood beast, I am here to tell you what you probably already know — very few performers with disabilities have broken through in either fame or fortune. Sadly, you can count those with even a modicum of celebrity on your fingers — Marlee Matlin, Michael J. Fox, Peter Dinklage, Geri Jewel. The most popular character in a wheelchair in the history of American TV — no hissing, please — is Artie, the kid on Glee, played by an actor playing someone in a wheelchair.

Will this ever