“My Gimpy Life” web series a goFeb 07 04:19
Teal Sherer is one of the most well-known actresses who uses a wheelchair in Hollywood right now. She has a reoccurring character in the popular web series The Guild and has been in loads of other stuff (as you can see on her imdb profile). And this past week Teal received some amazing news - her web series, My Gimpy Life, was just approved for 5 episodes. My Gimpy Life will follow the adventures of Teal as she tries to maneuver her way through Hollywood.
Teal will be playing a version of herself, which I can imagine will be a total blast. What I especially love about this show is that it’s going to be funny, really funny, and will stray far away from the boresome dark stuff (which we already all know is abound in this industry). I‘ve said it time and time again - laughter is the best way to get through to people, and Teal has it in spades, and her My Gimpy Life channel on YouTube shows just what I mean. Her Christmas-themed light saber fight with her dressed as an elf at an audition, fighting for the part against an able-bodied woman, shows just what I mean.
When you’re not afraid to throw down some pure unadulterated comedy and you have no problem making fun of yourself, it’s easy to change minds for the better. When everyone is laughing at you, they have no idea - but they just experienced disability-awareness training in the process. It’s pretty awesome when you think about. Be sure to bookmark My Gimpy Life’s YouTube channel so you can watch the episodes as they’re released.
- Watch Teal’s announcement of her new show
- Teal’s awesome light-saber fight- My Gimpy Life’s official YouTube channel
- My Gimpy Life on Facebook
Post a comment about this blog!
Disability buzz, travel, fashion and dating — fun things to amp up everyday wheeling life.
Tiffiny Carlson is freelance writer and writes the “SCI Life” column for New Mobility. She's also a C6 quad from a diving accident that occurred when she was 14 years old. A lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Tiffiny has been a writer in the disability community for over 10 years and writes for several publications and blogs, as well as her personal blog BeautyAbility. Her work has also appeared in mainstream publications such as Nerve.com and Playgirl.