Cheryl Green MFA, MS integrates her training in Performance As Public Practice and Speech-Language Pathology to explore how story can be used to address bias and break down barriers. She brings her own experiences with TBI and invisible disabilities to making media that combine personal narrative and political activism. This creates dynamic, artistic tools to challenge misconceptions and stereotypes of disability and fostering community engagement while celebrating pride in disability experiences. She serves on Oregon's Association for Community Living TBI Advisory Board, the Board of Disability Art and Culture Project, and formerly served with Brain-injury Information Referral and Resource Development (BIRRDsong) and Oregon Cultural Access. She volunteered with National Black Disability Coalition consulting on media and technology, and with Portland Commission on Disability, Open Signal, and KBOO Community Radio. Her artistic goals focus on making media accessible, cross-disability collaboration, and building equity. She was a 2017 Association of Independents in Radio New Voices Scholar, 2020 DOC NYC Documentary New Leader, and is Digital Operations Lead and has been a proud Member-Owner at New Day Films educational film distribution cooperative since 2016. Her audio and written blog, transcribed podcast, and documentary films are at www.WhoAmIToStopIt.com. She reported and produced one episode for the Peabody-nominated Season 2 of 70 Million and produced for the Disability Visibility Podcast and DisArt's DisTopia. Find her TBI-related short films on BrainLine.org.
Films by Cheryl Green
Three everyday people with traumatic brain injury disabilities use arts to reconnect to a sense of identity, self-pride, and community and to assert their agency and autonomy. This feature-length documentary centers the artists’ narratives, creating complex portraits that go beyond the medical aspects of brain injury that typically dominate educational media on the topic.
This film contains mature themes and adult language.
Three short films, each focused on one person in the film, now available along with the original 86-minute film on New Day Streaming, DVD, and Kanopy.