The mission of Miss Amazing Inc. is to give girls and women with disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential in a safe and supportive environment.

Since 2013, the Massachusetts Miss Amazing events have been celebrating the multi-faceted identities and valuable abilities and strengths of girls and women with disabilities from all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Massachusetts Miss Amazing is a one-day event for girls and women with disabilities to reach their full potential and to share their unique abilities, goals and dreams.  By participating in a variety of skill areas, the participants build self-confidence as well as social and communication skills.  These lessons will help them to become more actively engaged in their own communities.

In an atmosphere built around encouragement and support, Miss Amazing not only brings the community together but, more importantly, encourages inclusion of girls and women with disabilities. The day is one of bonding, learning and having fun. 

By encouraging our participants to dream big and reach their full potential, the Miss Amazing celebrations prove that the world is a much better place when the talents and ambitions of all people are celebrated and valued. It is an experience that inspires all people to empower themselves and each other. 

Miss Amazing Inc. was started in 2007 in Nebraska. It has since evolved into a non-profit organization and is now held in thirty states across the country and has touched the lives of more than 650 girls and women with disabilities. 

 

Click here to learn more about the structure of the day

Watch a video to see what a day at Massachusetts Miss Amazing is all about!


Our Approach

NURTURe  Friendships

We offer a chance for girls and women from different walks of life to learn from each other and develop valuable friendships and support systems.

BUILD
LIFE SKILLS

We provide opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build upon their own individual skills, test their boundaries, take on new challenges, and build their confidence.

INCREASE
VISIBILITY

We provide a public platform for girls and women with disabilities to define themselves on their own terms and dispel stereotypes.


Our Impact

  • Over 40 girls and women with disabilities from across Massachusetts and Rhode Island have participated in our program
  • Over 150 volunteers give their time each year to the Massachusetts program
  • Approximately 400 audience members attend our shows each year

  • Multiple news outlets have featured the girls and women of Miss Amazing. (See Press page)
  • Wonderful comraderie and valuable friendships

Meet our 2017 state representatives!

 

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Kelsey Burgess

2017 Preteen Representative

 

 

Kelsey is an energetic, caring, and happy girl! She is in 6th grade and loves her family and friends. She loves swimming, dancing, gymnastics, basketball, as well as watching the Boston Pride and Bruins hockey.

Kelsey would like to be a teacher when she gets older.

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abby censabella

2017 Rhode Island Jr. Teen Representative

 

 

 

 

Abby is very friendly and has a great sense of humor. She enjoys dancing, singing, and any type of movement. She loves music and learning about animals.

Abby would like to be an actress, teacher, or counselor who works with children. 

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Cecelia mamjo

2017 Rhode Island Teen Representative

 

 

Cecelia is very social, caring and giving. She takes an interest in others and loves life. Cecelia loves children and her friends! She also loves clothes, especially gowns and anything that sparkles, and loves having her make up done.

She would like to work in a clothing store where she can be helpful and greet customers with her warm smile!

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Kendall "Kiki" Tripp

2017 Jr. Miss Representative

 

 

 

Kiki is a very warm and open young lady. She has an amazing recall of songs and characters from movies. She loves dancing, music, singing in her school chorus, as well as yoga, zumba, and fitness. Kiki looks forward to living an independent life with friends in the Boston area.

She would like to be employed in the arts, fashion or dancing. 

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GRACE Zinck

2017 Massachusetts Jr. Teen Representative

 

 

 

 

Grace is friendly, cheerful, kind, and funny. She always has a ready smile and a kind word to share with everyone she meets. She loves swimming, boating, art, and watching sports.

Grace hopes to continue her education as well as to continue to make others smile. 

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Lindsey melo

2017 Massachusetts Teen Representative

 

 

 

 

Lindsey is musically talented and very ambitious. She loves to play the violin and the guitar, as well as listen to music. She also loves to read, be with her pets, and spend time with her family.

Lindsey would like to finish her General Studies degree, and then transfer to a music school for either a music or violin performance degree.