CONFIDENCE. INCLUSION. ACCEPTANCE. SELF-ADVOCACY
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.
Miss Amazing believes that all people should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential and to become their best selves. In an atmosphere built around encouragement and support, Miss Amazing fosters community and encourages inclusion for individuals with disabilities. Miss Amazing brings the community together and is a day of bonding, learning, and having fun.
By encouraging our participants to dream big and reach their full potential, Miss Amazing proves 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 over thirty states across the country and has touched the lives of more than 1,700 girls and women with disabilities.
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.
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.
We provide a public platform for girls and women with disabilities to define themselves on their own terms and dispel stereotypes.
Over 40 girls and women with disabilities from across Massachusetts and Rhode Island have participated in our program
Over 200 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
So many of our participants have had an increase in confidence and self-esteem after our event.