I have the great honor to be working with Ability Magazine, one of my favorite publications by and for people with disabilities.

Some of my work:

Director Sarah Stewart and her all-female crew gave great insight into many of the challenges people with chronic illnesses have to face all the time, and by including such a diverse variety of chronically ill people with different health conditions as well as from different walks of life, they showed that those challenges aren’t unique to a specific chronic illness; they are rather universal and unite all chronically ill people.

Read full review here: https://abilitymagazine.com/trust-me-im-sick-documentary/

Easterseals was created by one man, who, as early as the 1900s, realized that people with disabilities can’t be ignored and have to be included. More than 100 years later, CEO Angela Williams and her team at Easterseals continue to making sure Edgar Allen’s mission is fulfilled. And maybe—just maybe—before the next anniversary we all can celebrate 100 percent inclusion and 100 percent empowerment for all people with disabilities.

Read the full article: https://abilitymagazine.com/angela-williams-leading-easterseals-with-100-years-of-service/

Multi-media work (video, audio and text)

I edited most of the short video and audio bits in these articles:

US presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, Q&A

US presidential candidate Tom Steyer, Q&A

Vint Cerf — Co-creator of the Internet and Email (Video und Audio) – ABILITY Magazine

 “I have had airlines asking me to get off the plane because they thought my dog wasn’t a qualified service dog,” she remembers. A more common issue involves ride-sharing companies in the US, whose drivers often deny people with service dogs access to their car. “Sometimes, they talk to us, but more often, they just drive away.”

Meet Haben Girma: disability rights advocate and first deaf-blind Harvard Law School graduate. – ABILITY Magazine

Jacob Fraker – Rare Disease Advisory Council article

ABILITY Magazine asked people from all around the world to share their thoughts in short selfie-style videos or during an online interview, following strict isolation to protect us all. 

#StayTheF**kAtHome – People belonging to the COVID-19 risk group speak out. – ABILITY Magazine

‘El Candidato’: A documentary about Bryan Russell, the first man with Down syndrome to run for public office. – ABILITY Magazine

Many are the front-line workers who are unified in their dedication to their communities. “That’s a choice that I made. I am committed. I am committed to the field and to the people I support. So, this is a risk I am willing to take.” Antoinette Powell, YAI’s senior supervisor.

How YAI, Next for Autism and Cure SMA are supporting their community during COVID-19

We feel very strongly about making sure that kids can see a positive representation of themselves, not a stereotype. So, there are several shows that feature characters with disabilities.

Accessibility and Inclusion: ‘This is who we are’ – PBS KIDS, a model for all media

Rita calls her ramps a “Hingucker,” the German translation of an eye-catcher. However, in fact, they are much more than that. “They get the people to actually think about accessibility,” she says. Due to the uniqueness of every single ramp, people don’t simply walk by.

‘Lego Oma:’ German grandma creates Lego ramps to access buildings and imagination

“If I can get to the point where people only see me as ‘the man with the hat’ and not ‘the man in the wheelchair,’ then we have really achieved inclusion.”

Raul Krauthausen, Disability Rights Activist

In many ways, Keith’s family’s journey represents most people with rare conditions that just want to be heard. With ‘Unlocking Bryson’s Brain,’ Keith hasn’t only managed to get a step closer to finding a possible cure for his son Bryson, he has also portrayed an often neglected minority, who, I am sure, appreciates his work just as much as I do. 

A father and his search for a cure

Cover Image: Trust Me, I’m Sick

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