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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Words Are Bullets Too

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Words count, whatever you put on social media represents you. You cannot undo your thoughts by pushing delete or calling it a bad joke. Once again Present Trump has a opportunity to condemn hatred in our country, but he plays the victim card.

I am all about freedom of speech, but you also of to be prepare for the consequences for this freedom when you act like a bully, or a racist.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Equality is an Americain Value, not an Attitude

I say Bravo to the two men that had to experience this miss justice at a Philadelphia Starbucks. They could of chose a difference path and not used this as an education opportunity, but is it really enough?

I have been in this situation myself being a person with a disability and it is an endless battle to change how people perceive different minorities. A few hours of training might change the attitude of one, or two people, but the really goal is to creative new believes and values that everyone is equal.

how can this be accomplished when President Trump does not embrace the diversity of our country? At the end of day this seem to be a good PR move by Starbucks, but how people will remember the names Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, who want to create change.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Misstress Apple has been miss behaving for a while and I was getting no where with Apple support. I cannot press command + R to reboot in recovery mode. So I just erase and reinstall my hard drive, it was for the best anyway.

The thing is when you reinstall your software things are not the some. For example, in Photoshop you have to download the old brushes. Thank God for Youtube college, you can find out about everything on there. At the same time, I do like the new organization of the brushes in Photoshop. This is way I call my computer Misstress, the line is very fine between pleasure and pain.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Design For Disability 2018

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This year Richard his family invited Dena and I to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation's Design For Disability 2018. This is the perfect example of how I say art is about solving problems. Although, I do not understand one thing about fashion, they are still meeting my interpretation of being an artist.  When you have been a chosen  one to be a PWD  clothes just do not fit , or function ass you need them too.

As part of this project, the designers get to work with a mentor and one of them was Anna Sui! Here she is as she  talks about seaming, pleading, and charring when it comes to designing clothes for people with disabilities that allow for more movement. The Cerebral Palsy Foundation's #designfordisability gala fashion show is tomorrow!! We can't wait to show you what the designers from Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design have in store for you!
For more on the event:

For me the real event was the after party, since Tom could introduce to and , I know some how this should be the next Marvel.  Come on, what the hell does Xavier have that we do not? This was like a meeting of the CP families as in the God Father, the next this happens we should take over the White House.

Zach and I could not believe Josh Blue was not there, the  collection just was complete with out him!
So we decided to call his ass, so he could feel as part of the team.

With all the fun aside. I feel as every generation of CPers needs their voice; I feel like, I can speak for my vintage because I know what life was like for us at that time. Someone always has to put down the footer, but the same guy does not get to put the trim in.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Disabilities in Films and Other Media


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Jan, 27,
Disability-Rights Movement Takes Spotlight at Sundance
NYTimes picked up Associated Press coverage and kept headline DISABILITY-RIGHTS MOVEMENT TAKE SPOTLIGHT AT SUNDANCE. This is a game changer!! Congrats Jim LeBrecht​, Sara Bolder​ Nicole Newnham Malarkey​, The Heumann Perspective with Judith Heumann​, Denise Sherer Jacobson​, Neil Jacobson​, Corbett OToole​, Ann Cupolo Freeman and the whole team at Higher Ground Productions. Lead On!
Sundance spotlight/tidal wave of advocacy includes authentic Deaf/disability leaders/storytellers - Lawrence Carter-Long​, David Radcliff​ Nic Novicki​, Jade Bryan​, Danny Woodburn​ - thanks to The Ruderman Family Foundation​ for partnering with Sundance to insure accessibility.
As the nation ramps up to ADA30, CRIP CAMP is a cinematic milestone in the history of disability in media - the Disability Narrative Imperative at its very best -- check it out:

Jan, 15,
Short Film about Playground Inclusion wins International Acclaim

Oct. 15,
Sprout Film Festival returns to Cheverly, Maryland
A quick note to make you aware that the Sprout Film Festival, showcasing short films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will take place in Cheverly, Maryland on Wednesday, October 16th.
The festival, presented by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will take place at the Publick Playhouse – 5445 Landover Road Cheverly, MD.
Check out the trailer of the film festival at:
There will be two showings:
First showing: 11:00am – 12:00pm / Second showing: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Admission is FREE.
Reserve tickets on-line at, for more information call Voice: 301-277-1710 or TTY: 301-699-2544.

April 30,
Barack & Michelle Obama’s new production company, Higher Ground, announced 7 projects for netflix incl #CripCamp, a feature docs about a ramshackle summer camp for #disabled teenagers many of whom later helped launch the #disability rights movement.

April 26,

Short Film Competition View 2018 Finalists! Oct. 4, 2018 Counting down to Cinema Touching Disability! Jennifer Bracy, CTD Film Fest volunteer For the past 15 years, we’ve been honored to bring you cross-disability cinema; thanks for making Cinema Touching Disability the longest running and most successful disability film event in Texas!

Oct. 18, 2018
Tomorrow: Not Impossible (CC Version) from Charles Schwab on Vimeo.
Check out this short film about @NotImpossible Labs. They use "crowd-sourced technology to tackle some of humanity’s biggest challenges across the globe." Captioned & presented by @CharlesSchwab.

May 5,

2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Finalists: Best Awareness Campaign

Film Challenge aims to change view of disabled