Maria Bamford Issue

Maria Bamford Issue of ABILITY Magazine

AmeriCorps: Michael D. Smith and His Service to Others

Michael D. Smith, CEO of AmeriCorps, is no stranger to public service. He credits the local chapter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America for keeping him out of trouble and teaching him the value of community service when he was young. Appointed by President Biden and approved by the Senate, Smith took ... Read more

Maria Bamford — Mental Health is Best Served Funny

It’s hard to find a more authentic actress and comedian than Maria Bamford, who weaves her own experience with mental illness into her candid and hilarious stand-up comedy. Among numerous acting roles, Bamford is known for her Netflix show, “Lady Dynamite,” in which she writes, produces and stars. The comedy is loosely based on ... Read more

Krip Hop Nation — Keith Jones and Leroy F. Moore

Leroy Moore hails from New York and is an author, poet, community activist, and feminist. Keith Jones is a hip-hop artist and president of Soul Touchin’ Experiences, an organization focused on issues related to inclusion, civil rights, and empowerment of people with disabilities. Together they helped create Krip Hop Nation a crossroad of music, ... Read more

Getting into the Swing of Things: Adaptive golf provides a new sport for Mak Yost

Mak Yost only started playing golf in March 2021, so of course he was eager to join some high school friends to form a team for a local charity golf tournament called The Jake. They played their 18 holes under the best-ball format, where everyone in the group hits and the team plays from ... Read more

True Colors Festival — Global Disability Talent

True to its message of inclusion, the True Colors Festival (TCF) THE CONCERT 2022 was live-streamed globally, allowing audience members to join from across the world. With Katy Perry as special guest, the concert delivered over 2.5 hours of high-energy entertainment and emotion for two nights. Many in the audience were brought to tears, as almost 100 artists, ... Read more

The Real Superheroes: The Mothers of the Mothers of Disabled Children

According to one bitter grandmother, the real unsung heroes aren’t the mothers of disabled children — they are, in fact, the mothers of the mothers of those little disability kiddos. Pamela Grandes, 67, says internet praise of “disability moms” has missed the mark entirely, and she feels that she herself is actually entitled to ... Read more

Long Haul Paul Still has Homework

You will never hear me say I don’t enjoy what I do for work. I’ll never make any money at it, but traveling across the country by motorcycle while making a difference in people’s lives is a pretty damn good gig! Having the highest mileage Tenere 700 in the world on display at dozens ... Read more

And the Winner is… Jessica Trueman

What does it really mean to make a bold choice? Australian actor and director Jessica Trueman is not afraid to poke fun at the way we use language in her short film thusly dubbed “A Bold Choice”. Her performance earned her Best Actor at the 2022 Focus on Ability Short Film Festival. Fresh off ... Read more

Maria Bamford Crossword Puzzle

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