Did you know that girls and women with disabilities make up a large portion of our global population?
Research produced by Columbia University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Georgia shows that girls and women with disabilities face a harmful "double-dose" of stereotypes associated with two parts of their identity: being female and having a disability.
As a result of these widely held myths about their value, the self-esteem of girls and women with disabilities remains significantly lower than that of girls and women without disabilities, and our communities miss out on the contributions that girls and women with disabilities are fully capable of offering.
Miss Amazing wants to change this.
We're a community of people that seeks to dispel the myths about girls and women with disabilities and to make the world a more empowering and inclusive place for all people, regardless of gender or ability. We accomplish this through empowerment programs in 30 states across the country, all of which work to nurture a sisterhood, help build life skills, and increase the visibility of girls and women with disabilities throughout our nation's communities. Together, our efforts aim to combat stereotypes and provide opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem.
This year, Miss Amazing wants to bring 2,000 girls and women with disabilities to the Miss Amazing stage. You can help us reach this goal!
$120 brings one more participant to the Miss Amazing stage, and her involvement produces a ripple effect of positive impact throughout the community.
If you're able to provide this opportunity for just one individual or twenty, your contribution will make a difference in the lives of girls and women with disabilities and in communities across the country.