Cheryl Green

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Cheryl Green is an access artist and filmmaker with acquired disabilities, whose work focuses on disability identity and culture and on making media accessible.

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, 2023 Rockwood Documentary Film Leader, and is former Digital Operations Lead and has been a proud Member at New Day Films educational film distribution cooperative since 2016. Her audio and written blog, transcribed podcast, and documentary films are at 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

New Day Films by Cheryl Green

Awards & Accolades

3rd Place Documentary Short for "TBI& My Longest Ride" at Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival, 2021
Best Local Film for "TBI & My Longest Ride" at Filmed By Bike Film Festival, 2021
Alaska Airline's Beyond Entertainment onboard films, "Who Am I To Stop It: Dani's Story", 2020
Official Selection, "Stinky Chicken Dog 2" at Superfest International Disability Film Festilva, 2019
Disability Justice Award for "Who Am I To Stop It: Dani's Story" at Superfest International Disability Film Festival, 2018
3rd Place for "After Fairview" at Free Our People Film Contest and Festival, 2018
Hollywood Theatre PDX Airport Microcinema Summer Screening for "In My Home," 2018
1st Place for Free Our People Film Contest and Festival for "In My Home," 2017
Official Selection, "Cat Lady," Cripcuts London: Tangled On Tour, 2015
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