My mission is to show people how to overcome major life challenges, chase bold adventures and change the world.
LIFE IS SHORT, SO WHY NOT BE BEAUTIFULLY BOLD WITH IT?
The historical wonders of Europe are intriguing and delightful - but they can be horrendously inaccessible for people with disabilities. During this tour, I am going to be investigating the best ways to explore Mediterranean
wonders in a wheelchair in order to share my tips with all of you!
YOU MAY KNOW ME AS A....
A life-changing car accident.
A harshly judgmental society.
A decision to use a disability as a source of incredible strength.
THIS IS MY JOURNEY OF GOING FROM HOSPITAL-PACER TO
"THE GOOD ONES" MUSIC VIDEO
Several years ago, I was approached by country music star, Gabby Barrett, to help her tell a unique love story in the music video of her hit single, "The Good Ones". The music video shows the lengths that someone will go in order to be there for the one they love. Can you guess the surprise ending that had me in tears while filming?
"WHAT DOES A TRULY ACCESSIBLE WORLD LOOK LIKE?" TEDx TALK
I was given the opportunity to speak alongside many incredible leaders at the College Park TEDx conference in March 2021 and share everything I've learned about accessibility from over a decade of experience using a wheelchair. Hint, hint, there's more to it than you think - and you might be surprised at my big idea...
GLAMOUR MAGAZINE asks Madeline, "Is Miss USA Ready for Its First Woman in a Wheelchair?"
During my interview with Glamour, I was asked a question that in the past has seemed a bit too taboo to discuss - is Miss USA really ready to have a contestant in a wheelchair? I shared with them the challenges required for someone in a wheelchair to get there, but how when we do, we will make a lasting impact on history.
Madeline discusses with INSIDER MAGAZINE, "What It's Like to Date When You're in a Wheelchair."
I have had a variety of experiences in the dating world (the good, the bad and the flat-out weird) and I got to tell Insider all about them. Dating can be difficult in any situation, but throw a disability in the mix and things can get tricky. Read the article to see how I've learned how to deal with it!
"I've Used a Wheelchair Since I was 10 Years Old and Here are the 12 Things You Shouldn't Do Around Me." BUZZFEED
This time I decided to do the writing for the article myself! Buzzfeed reached out to me and asked if I would be a guest writer on their site, sharing my tips on disability etiquette and exactly what people should avoid doing to someone in a wheelchair. Can you guess what some of my points are?