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Disabled Artists

  • Alice Sheppard, dancer and award-winning choreographer: “My life changed when, in 2004, I saw disabled dancer Homer Avila take the stage. That performance and a conversation in which he dared me to take a dance class led me from my world as a Medieval Studies professor to a life of dance.”
  • William Johnson, printmaker: an African-American printmaker who experienced mental illness and was institutionalized for the last 23 years of his life. His artwork is archived at the Smithsonian.