Disability Justice Activist, Speaker, Independent Film Producer and Screenwriter
On July 2nd, 1985, Tameka Citchen-Spruce at 6 months old, was involved in a horrific car accident that left her paralyzed from mid-chest down. Growing up as a black, young woman with a physical disability wasn't easy learning to love herself. However, based on her experiences and self acceptance, she has developed a strong passion for disability advocacy and media.
It is Tameka's mission to educate, advocate and create authentic media representation of BIPOC, women, girls and people with disabilities in thought-provoking, unapologetic and engaging ways.
She facilitates courageous conversations on race, gender and disability.
Work Has Appeared
Speeches and Topics
You Can't Erase Our Stories: History of African Americans with Disabilities
Combating Ableism and Racism in Healthcare 101
Creating Inclusive Workplace Culture: Disability Justice Approach
"Great presentation ( Ableism and Racism presentation) and I as a working nurse learned so much"
Nurse at Penn State Hospital
"I saw a film that made me feel seen"
Viewer of My Girl Story
My Girl Story is a great watch to understand the constant trauma Black women experience from a young age and how it can subsequently affect the outcome of our future. I highly recommend you check out this film by Tameka Citchen-Spruce
Respectability Film Review
Support Her Upcoming Work
Tameka is producing alongside Diane J. Wright, the founder of Autastic.com on a thought-provoking upcoming feature length documentary, #Autisticwhileblack.
#Autisticwhileblack tells powerful personal stories of African American autistic life told by individuals throughout the spectrum. A first of its kind testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit.
Tameka is producing alongside Dr. Donna Walton, the founder of Divas With Project on a entertaining and engaging new digital series, Divas in the City
Divas in the City follows five African American women with physical disabilities taking their city by storm and striving to live their best life both professionally and personally.
To support Tameka's work go to her artist page on the The Field's website, https://app.thefield.org/profile/Tameka-Citchen-Spruce/645469
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Tameka Citchen-Spruce is a sponsored artist with The Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community. Contributions to The Field earmarked for Tameka Citchen-Spruce are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field, or for our national charities registration, contact: The Field, 225 West 34th St. Floor 9 New York, NY 10122, phone: 212-691-6969. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained from The Field or from the Office of Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.