This is a Job for…Danger Woman!

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator

NOTE: This entry written with the permission of the individual.

Danger Woman at DragonCon

Someone I know personally in the “disabled” community, who is nevertheless high-functioning, sometimes refers to herself as Danger Woman. I’ll decline to mention her real name here out of confidentiality, but if you search for “Danger Woman” on Google or any major search engine, chances are many results will appear.

Danger Woman is the “alter-ego” of the individual in question, who in everyday life often struggles to fit in with society.  Danger Woman dedicates herself to fighting against the “Tri-phobes”: race-ophobia; homophobia; and disable-phobia.  She has assisted in the founding of the sci-fi/fantasy convention DragonCon in Atlanta, and performed at a number of artistic events in the area as well.  If you’re curious to read her MySpace blog, click Danger Woman’s MySpace Blog.

Perhaps even more fascinating than the “superhero” is the individual behind that personality, however; the woman herself has had her story told in a recent documentary entitled Disabled But Able To Rock! To find out more about the documentary and the woman who inspired it, visit this link: Disabled But Able To Rock!

Through the documentary, you’ll have a chance to meet the real “Danger Woman,” one who faces the challenges of navigating life with the dedication of a superhero.  Like many individuals with disabilities, DW walks a thin line between desiring independence and requiring support from other adults.

She has personally expressed her thanks for the mention here, so…you’re welcome, DW!

I would give more details here, but I’m not inclined to steal the filmmakers’ thunder. The documentary was helmed by independent artist Blake Myers, producer Mark Wynns, and filmmaker Takuro Masuda.

Visit the site, and find out more about this fascinating woman’s story.

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About gcsscommunity

My name is Eric Pudalov, and I work as Community Events Coordinator with Georgia Community Support and Solutions, whose mission is to provide creative, life-enriching solutions to people with developmental disabilities and their families. I became interested in this field, however, due to having a disability myself; namely, I had brain surgery in 1996 at age 14, to remove a benign tumor. Following this, I had many difficulties with short-term memory, loss of strength, confusion, and emotional control. Fortunately, at present, I've recovered much of what I'd lost. Despite some setbacks, I graduated high school with honors, and received an academic scholarship to Adelphi Univ., where I earned a BA in Communications. Since then, I've held a number of different jobs and internships, among them a TA position at Sylvan Learning Center, and work as a "Service Leader" with Hands on Atlanta. Since living in GA, I've also been involved with two programs (including GCSS) that serve people with disabilities. My experience has included sharing apartments with adults with autism and other disorders. Though my so-called "limitations" may differ from those of others in the program, these experiences have helped me to realize that people, overall, are capable of much more than we may at first perceive. Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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One Response to This is a Job for…Danger Woman!

  1. RyanDanger says:

    DANGER WOMAN SAVES THE DAY!!

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