Join host Amy Zellmer as she chats with Cheryl Green.
Cheryl Green, MFA, MS integrates her training in Performance As Public Practice and Speech-Language Pathology to explore how story can be used to break down stigma and barriers. After decades of sustaining mild TBIs, in 2011 she began making films that combine personal narrative and activism to create dynamic, artistic tools to challenges misconceptions and stereotypes of disability while celebrating pride in disability experiences. A filmmaker, podcaster, blogger, and public speaker, Cheryl also provides Closed Caption and Audio Description services to make media more accessible and to encourage a disability aesthetic.
She recently released a feature-length documentary, "Who Am I to Stop It?" which focuses on isolation, art, and transformation after brain injury. Instead of injury or medical details, it focuses on the psychosocial consequences of brain injury. The film shows how peers with TBI use the arts to navigate an inaccessible world and to reconnect to a sense of self-pride and contribution to society.