Author, athlete and inspirational speaker Jennifer Adams, who was named Ms. Wheelchair America 2014 and Ms. Wheelchair Washington in 2013, has faced physical challenges since birth. Born with partial limbs, she has found ways to work with her limitations. In doing so, she has fine-tuned her perspective on identity, and has coined the term “extra-ability,” which she defines as “a person who has adapted to overcome physical, mental or circumstantial limitations and therefore forged strength and greater abilities within themselves.”
Adams’ inspirational story carries universal resonance for those whose obstacles have caused us to question who we truly are. Join her for her free, public University of Findlay talk, “Discover Your Identity,” scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
Co-hosted by UF’s Student Activities Board, which is UF’s student-led organization that is UF’s source for diverse edutainment on campus, and the Office of Accommodation and Inclusion, Adams’ message of inclusivity and adaptability will be illustrated via her personal story and life experiences.
Adams founded the award-winning Power of Words antibullying campaign, which was implemented in schools throughout the nation; founded Making Dreams Come True to help those with extra-abilities achieve their goals; is the author of “Discover Your Identity” and “Dreams Come True”; and launched a motivational speaking business called SHIFT.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master of Arts in counseling from Faith Evangelical Seminary, and holds an associate of applied technology degree in radio broadcasting.
Adams is also a singer/songwriter, dancer, performer and adaptive athlete who showcases her athleticism and artistry with adaptive sports and integrated dance programs.
For more information about Jennifer Adams, visit www.jenniferlynnadams.com
For more information about her Oct. 24 program, call 419-434-4606.