by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator
NOTE: This entry written with the permission of the individual.
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!
Visit the site, and find out more about this fascinating woman’s story.