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Photo of Emmy award winner Toni Hickman 2021 Rising Phoenix song. She is a brain aneurysm and stroke survivor.
Photo of Emmy award winner Toni Hickman 2021 Rising Phoenix song. She is a brain aneurysm and stroke survivor.
Dessa Cozma with Cat
Dessa Cozma with Cat
United Cerebral Palsy Oregon
United Cerebral Palsy Oregon
Portrait of Judy Rubin. She's smiling wearing a purple sweater. She has short white hair.
Portrait of Judy Rubin. She's smiling wearing a purple sweater. She has short white hair.
Quarter profile of Leroy Moore Jr. smiling, wearing a red t-shirt
Quarter profile of Leroy Moore Jr. smiling, wearing a red t-shirt
Ray H. Short III
Ray H. Short III
Close up portrait of Glenn Stewart. He's wearing an orange t-shirt.
Close up portrait of Glenn Stewart. He's wearing an orange t-shirt.
Photo of Dr. Alette Coble-Temple is a full professor at University of San Francisco. She is an advocate for the rights of parents with disabilities. She was the 2016 Miss Wheel Chair America.
Photo of Dr. Alette Coble-Temple is a full professor at University of San Francisco. She is an advocate for the rights of parents with disabilities. She was the 2016 Miss Wheel Chair America.
Kathryn Tijerina
Kathryn Tijerina
Aarti and Ashaita
Aarti and Ashaita
Photo of Lateef McLeod, an accomplished writer and scholar. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Anthropology and Social Change.
Photo of Lateef McLeod, an accomplished writer and scholar. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Anthropology and Social Change.
Photo of Joy Elan, an award winning author and spoken word artist from Oakland and Berkeley, CA. She uses her writing to advocate for civil rights for Blacks/people of color, women, and people with disabilities. With her poetry and novels, she speaks about social issues that affect people from locally to globally.
Photo of Joy Elan, an award winning author and spoken word artist from Oakland and Berkeley, CA. She uses her writing to advocate for civil rights for Blacks/people of color, women, and people with disabilities. With her poetry and novels, she speaks about social issues that affect people from locally to globally.
PHAME is a fine and performing arts academy serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
PHAME is a fine and performing arts academy serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Photo of self taught artist, Davis Wohlford with North Pole Studio.
Photo of self taught artist, Davis Wohlford with North Pole Studio.
At North Pole Studio in Portland Oregon. Zian and Austin.
At North Pole Studio in Portland Oregon. Zian and Austin.
Yah Charitable Trust
Yah Charitable Trust
Community Vision provides services, education, and advocacy to ensure that people with disabilities direct their own lives. We work with our community to foster inclusion, enhance accessibility, and achieve systems change.
Community Vision provides services, education, and advocacy to ensure that people with disabilities direct their own lives. We work with our community to foster inclusion, enhance accessibility, and achieve systems change.
Portrait of Ani from the chest up. Her straight dark hair blows back in the wind and she smirks with a closed-mouth smile. She has white skin, and wears gold earrings, a gold chain necklace and a lavender v neck shirt that seams down the middle.
Portrait of Ani from the chest up. Her straight dark hair blows back in the wind and she smirks with a closed-mouth smile. She has white skin, and wears gold earrings, a gold chain necklace and a lavender v neck shirt that seams down the middle.
Maya Dawn Thomas
Maya Dawn Thomas
Aisha Abioto
Aisha Abioto
Janice Fialka and Richard Feldman
Janice Fialka and Richard Feldman
CATA
CATA
Toni Hickman
Dessa Cosma
Sponsor United Cerebral Palsy Oregon
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame
Judy Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM
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Ray Short III
Glenn Stewart
Dr. Alette Coble-Temple
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Ryan Hudson-Peralta
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Aarti & Ashaita at Café Arpan (2022)
Photo of Lateef McLeod, an accomplished writer and scholar. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Anthropology and Social Change.
Joy Elan
PHAME
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Rob Smith
Davis Wohlford
Zian and Davis
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Aisha Abioto
Austin Brague
Yah Charitable Trust
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Portland Creative Arts Therapies
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Photo of Emmy award winner Toni Hickman 2021 Rising Phoenix song. She is a brain aneurysm and stroke survivor.
Dessa Cosma
Sponsor United Cerebral Palsy Oregon
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame
Portrait of Judy Rubin.
Leroy Moore Jr.
Ray Short III
Portrait of Glenn Stewart
Photo of Dr. Alette Coble-Temple is a full professor at University of San Francisco. She is an advocate for the rights of parents with disabilities. She was the 2016 Miss Wheel Chair America.
Dr. Donna Walton
Ryan Hudson-Peralta
Kathryn Tijerina
Aarti & Ashaita at Café Arpan (2022)
Photo of Lateef McLeod, an accomplished writer and scholar. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Anthropology and Social Change.
Photo of Joy Elan, an award winning author and spoken word artist from Oakland and Berkeley, CA. She uses her writing to advocate for civil rights for Blacks/people of color, women, and people with disabilities. With her poetry and novels, she speaks about social issues that affect people from locally to globally.
PHAME is a fine and performing arts academy serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
PHAME 2
PHAME 3
Rob Smith
Photo of self taught artist, Davis Wohlford with North Pole Studio.
Zian and Davis
Teddy Dorsette III is a Deaf filmmaker, entrepreneur and social justice advocate from the city of Detroit
Aisha Abioto
At North Pole Studio in Portland Oregon. Zian and Austin.
Yah Charitable Trust
Community Vision provides services, education, and advocacy to ensure that people with disabilities direct their own lives. We work with our community to foster inclusion, enhance accessibility, and achieve systems change.
DWD Divas With Disabilities
5D2B1B4A-10F4-4F35-9EAE-5A854870AA89
Laddie
Portrait of Ani from the chest up. Her straight dark hair blows back in the wind and she smirks with a closed-mouth smile. She has white skin, and wears gold earrings, a gold chain necklace and a lavender v neck shirt that seams down the middle.
MayaDawn Thomas
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Aisha
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Circular photo of a smiling Rami wearing a white shirt and straw hat in front of a mango tree branch. Rami has light brown skin with black hair and piercings between the eyes on his nose bridge and on the earlobes. Four green mangoes hang from the top-right edge of the frame and dangle around Rami’s face, covering parts of the straw hat. The background is a green open field with out of focus, tall trees.
Grandmother Amantina
A photo with a nature park background. Blythe is of Korean descent, smiling with straight dark brown hair and wearing a black shirt.
Teressa Raiford is an activist and politician in Portland, Oregon, United States. She founded the local Black-led non-profit Don't Shoot Portland.
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MAGNIFICENT, DIFFERENT AND BEAUTIFUL

Hello my name is Zian Chavez. We are in the production phase of a new documentary uniting adults with disabilities from around the world. I’ve lived half of my life with a disability. Over the years my life and work allowed me to re-examine what I thought beauty was. In my own experience of 30 years living with chronic pain and discomfort with MS, I couldn’t imagine feeling beautiful. I imagine those who have known hardship, known suffering, have an unrelenting spirit, and have hearts of gold. I believe that shine manifests into something beautiful. This is a film unfolding the real life of adults with disabilities and sharing their light with the world. Our triumphs, our failures, our dedication to living our best lives. Individuals with disabilities are the largest minority in the world. From physical to psychological and invisible, persons with disabilities are capable, smart, interesting, talented, funny, strong, and beautiful.

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