I once saw my wheelchair as a deterrent to my dancing. Now. I’ve learned to embrace this new reality.
In her early teens, Christie Levine had to reconcile herself with her chronic scoliosis. In coming to terms with her disability, she also became an athlete.
In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, several young people were honored in the Youth In Action Awards ceremony, an annual event put on by the Oakland Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities.