Ms. Wheelchair Washington media release and video

Posted by Jennifer Adams - March 25, 2013 - Uncategorized - No Comments

~ Jennifer Adams ~
Ms. Wheelchair Washington 2013

“Our limitations are not a burden, but instead a gift, for beyond our limitations is fulfillment and purpose.”
~ Jennifer Adams,
Ms. Wheelchair Washington 2013

Jennifer Adams was born with partial limbs, yet she does not consider her struggles a burden, but instead a gift, for she has had the privilege to learn that beyond our limitations is fulfillment and life’s purpose. Jennifer is a radiant, high energy spokes-woman who enjoys singing, public speaking, and skateboarding.

Jennifer is an accomplished woman. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University, a certification in Radio Broadcasting, and a Master’s degree in counseling from Faith Seminary. While she went to school, she worked in corporate settings. After receiving her Master’s degree, she worked at the Tacoma School of the Arts as an advocate for students with disabilities.

Through Jennifer’s education, life experience and professional experience, she started a motivational speaking business, SHIFT. The message of her story “shifts” peoples mindsets to see the possibilities beyond their limitations.

Through SHIFT Jennifer’s started an anti-bullying campaign called “The Power of Words.” Jennifer knows first-hand the power that words have on an individual’s life through her own experience of being bullied in school, and the healing experience of being built up through positive words and support from family and friends,. The message of “The Power of Words” is, that everyone should be accepted, regardless of disability, skin color, family back ground, financial means, or any perceived anomaly, because acceptance is POWERFUL!!!
Jennifer also has a passion for the arts; acting, dancing, and singing. She has experienced barriers to her passion in the mainstream art world, due to her disability. Her goal is to start an integrated arts program in Tacoma to give both able bodied and disabled people a chance to shine on stage.

Jennifer’s Platform Title: The Power of Words

Platform Focus: “To spread the message of acceptance and awareness to businesses and schools in Washington State and provide opportunities for people with disabilities to shine!”

Mission: “To advocate for people with disabilities to be included and valued in schools, businesses and the arts.”

Goal: “To grow my motivational speaking business, SHIFT, by reaching more schools and businesses with the message of acceptance and awareness. And, start an integrated arts program in Tacoma, which will incorporate dancing, singing, and acting for disabled and able bodied people.”

Purpose: “To shift societal misperceptions of people with disabilities to be seen as valuable and honorable,
by sharing my success story as a motivational speaker, despite the limitations of being born with partial limbs.”

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