CONFIDENCE.  INCLUSION.  ACCEPTANCE.  SELF-ADVOCACY

A recap of our 2018 event!

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. 

 

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 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.


Meet our 2018 state representatives!

 

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Samantha Cohen

2018 Massachusetts Preteen Representative

Samantha is sweet, charming, intelligent, friendly, and generous. Her hobbies include horseback riding, reading, writing, Girl Scouts, baking, arts & crafts, swimming, and starting collections. She would like to become a vet, a chef, or an author and illustrator. She would really like to have a pet kitty or a dog, to get her ears pierced, and go to Harry Potter World.

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Claire Tormey

2018 Massachusetts Teen Representative

Claire is very kind and likes spending time with her friends. Her hobbies include drawing, singing, cooking, bowling, and swimming. Claire would like to go to her Senior Prom and graduate from Medfield High School. She hopes to go to college and then find a job.

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Lena Skatrud

2018 Massachusetts Jr. Teen Representative

Lena is kind and a great friend, and also has a wonderful sense of humor. Lena loves the opera and attends performances as often as she can. She also loves yoga, cooking, and camping. Lena would like to take some college classes and hopes to work in a theatre or an office one day.

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Victoria Dion

2018 Massachusetts Jr. Miss Representative

Victoria is sweet, kind, and funny. She loves to sing and draw and wants to advocate for people with special needs. She loves to draw Anime characters, dress in costume and go to Anime conventions. Victoria would like to travel to Japan and be an art teacher for children with special needs.