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‘Push Girls’ Turns Spotlight On Women In Wheelchairs

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Life with a disability will be front and center on television this summer as a new reality show focuses on four women who just happen to be in wheelchairs.

The show, “Push Girls,” follows a group of Los Angeles-area friends through the trials and tribulations of dating, having kids and establishing their careers.

The show’s stars all have paralysis — either as the result of a car accident or an illness — after starting life able to walk.

In keeping with the traditions of reality TV, they each have strong personalities. Auti Angel, for example, is a dancer, rapper and actress who’s trying for a baby while Angela Rockwood is a model who’s dealing with her recent separation from her husband.

Rather than focus on their disabilities, however, the women say they want people to see how typical their lives really are.

“Plenty of people have no idea what it’s like to spend the day in the life of someone with a disability, let alone a spinal cord injury. How do we get in and out of a car? How do we go to the bathroom? How do we go grocery shopping? How do we get in the shower, how do we get dressed?,” said Tiphany Adams, one of the show’s stars. “I thought it was a brilliant idea for the world to see that.”

“Push Girls” premieres Monday at 10 p.m. ET on the Sundance Channel.

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  1. melissa says:

    I saw the preview on sundance about a week and a half ago and I have it on my DVR recordings list. I will not be missing this show! I am so sick of all the drunk/vomiting/promiscuous/airheaded garbage and can’t wait for this show to air.

  2. Lori Emmons says:

    I’m so excited for this show to start! Only now I hope I get the Sundance channel. It looks inspiring & encouraging..

  3. Andy says:

    I think this could be a really good program if it truely shows the life of individuals in wheelchairs and how they are just the same as everyone, without getting to crazy. I am not into a lot of reality shows, but this is one I will watch and hopefully enjoy. I hope to see the inforntion correct and help others learn not to judge, For noone should be judged. Hopefuuly this will catch the attention of those who see people in wheelchairs, and don’t believe they are able to do what others do. One of my best friends is in a wheekchair and she has already accomplished more then I have in my lifetime. I have spent many summers working at a camp for special needs children and adults of all abillities and I was constantly being amazed. I have worked in the elem. school settings as well and seeing teachers heads turn when thier children exceed more then they expected. I Wish You and Your Show The Best of Luck!

  4. Barb Barlow says:

    Good Luck!!!
    If this is successfulrsuetr would you consider a series that stars individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities?

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