Ms. Wheelchair America

The Ms. Wheelchair America program gives women with disabilities a platform for breaking down barriers and promoting important change

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:07am
Wanted: Articulate, dynamic, driven women with a strong vision for change in the world. Must be willing to break down barriers and connect with people of all backgrounds. Public speaking and statewide travel required. Candidates will be provided with expert training in handling media inquiries, optimizing social media networking, public speaking, current legislative and public policy trends, self...

Alex McArthur, an advocate and scholar who has limb-girdle MD, wants to use her Ms. Wheelchair role to help bring communities together

posted on September 23, 2010 - 10:30am
McArthur was crowned Ms. Wheelchair American at the pageant in Grand Rapids, Mich., this August. (Glen Lipton Photography)
posted on October 1, 2009 - 3:26pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
When I was 12 years old, I received a diagnosis of Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), a rare neuromuscular disease. That’s also the year I met Ms. Wheelchair Maryland and started to dream of entering the Ms. Wheelchair pageant. But that goal quickly was overshadowed by the usual adolescent things.