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Outing: Finding My Superpower: Stories from the Disability Community

  • Xandr 28 West 23rd Street 4th fl. New York, NY 10010 (map)

An evening of compelling storytelling from seven diverse, honest perspectives on disability, its unique challenges, and finding its surprising power. Storytellers will share a peek into their lives and the process of identifying and unleashing their potential and purpose. Our theme for the night: “Finding my superpower through my disability.”

They say necessity is the mother of invention. It has been through my disability, and the constraints it would impose on my life, that I’ve worked to discover new depths in both my own abilities and the human connection in my life.”

- Justin Pines, "Finding my Superpower" speaker

We are thrilled to invite you into our evening of personal storytelling, human connection, and ideas with the potential to move, challenge and transform us all.

After our program of individual stories, we will invite the speakers back to the stage for an open forum discussion where audience members can ask questions and all can engage in dialogue.

There will be wine and drinks provided before and after the program. After the event, spend time with the speakers and network with the audience.

Speakers will begin at 6:30pm. Invite your family and friends, it is going to be an unforgettable night!

Our Storytellers:

  • Justin Pines

  • Xian Horn

  • Ruchir Khaitan

  • Alexia de Gunzburg

  • Kieran O’Brien Kern

  • Henry Stifel

  • Janira Obregon

Immense gratitude for the following people and organizations for making this event possible:

  • Goldman Sachs, for being a Gold Sponsor

  • Accessible Dispatch, for being a Silver Sponsor

  • Xandr, for donating the facilities for the event, promotional support, and being a Silver Sponsor

  • Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, for promotional and event support

The following professional speaking coaches for their support and collaboration:

  • Brad Aspel

  • Shawn Fagan

  • Victoria Dicce

  • Eleanor Handley

  • Russel Miller