I wanted to take the opportunity to share more information on the new reality series PUSH GIRLS, created by Gay Rosenthal Productions (LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD), that debuted on the Sundance Channel at 10 PM last night. PUSH GIRLS tracks four dynamic women with acquired mobility disabilities (shattering myths about women with disabilities in the process), as they each tackle life’s stages. Angela Rockwell is a fashion model recently separated from her husband. Auti Angel is a performer and hip-hop dancer, trying to conceive a baby at age 42. Mia Schaikewitz is former competitive swimmer pursuing her goal to re-learn how to swim since her disability in high school, and is dating a non-disabled guy. Tiphany Adams is exploring her career aspirations as well as her sexuality. There’s been some great buzz around the show and it’s creating positive exposure for the disability community within the entertainment industry. The part that I think is the most unique about this show is that all four girls did not start their lives in wheelchairs. Three were hurt in car accidents while the fourth ruptured a blood vessel in her spinal cord. This show really shows how they’re learning to adapt after the unexpected turns they’ve experienced in their lives. It’s a show that people from all walks of life can relate to, since technically it can happen to anyone. It seems as though they want to remain as independent as possible and be treated just like anybody else.
Here’s the official site: http://www.sundancechannel.com/push-girls (the full episode from last night it up on the site by HULU)
Some Great Press:
I hope this show begins to create even more opportunities and opens more doors for the disability community within the entertainment industry.