Teal Sherer Alsaleh is an actor and advocate for the inclusion of performers with disabilities in the entertainment industry. She created and starred in the online comedy series My Gimpy Life, loosely based on her real-life adventures in Hollywood. Teal wrote her first article for NM in 2008, taking readers behind the scenes of the Emmy Award-winning film Warm Springs, which follows President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s early battle with polio. She lives in Seattle with her husband and 3-year-old son. This summer, you can find her on the water with the adaptive rowing team Seize the Oar.