Mia Schaikewitz is a prominent figure in the disability community. She is dedicated to raising AVM awareness and is an advocate for diversity inclusion in the workforce and media.
In 2012, Mia was one of the stars of the hit reality TV shows Push Girls. She maximizes her time public speaking, giving back to the community, and participating in multiple adaptive sports. Mia is a founding member of Infinite Flow — America's first professional wheelchair ballroom dance company.
Read Mia’s interview below as she talks about what Thrive Worldwide means to her!
How did you find out about Ablethrive.com and #ThriveWorldwide?
Brittany and I met and became fast friends. From her, I've learned all about the awesomeness of Ablethrive and #Thriveworldwide
If this isn’t your first meetup, what brings you back to this campaign to participate again?
It is a great way to connect with others in the community and meet new people too!
Why did you decide to be a #ThriveWorldWide host?
I love to support great ideas and community events. Being a host is a great way to support the community and to help it grow by spreading the word about able thrive and it's resources.
What does it mean to live life to the fullest?
Living life to the fullest means not letting your fears limit you from doing what you love or what you feel you were made to do. When it comes to living with SCI, I think it's important to use all the resources possible to improve quality of life and to not be afraid to try new things.
#ThriveWorldwide is a global campaign on December 3rd, the International Day of People with Disabilities. We host meet-ups around the world to bring people together to celebrate living life to the fullest. Join us by posting a photo of you with the hashtag #ThriveWorldwide or contact us if you'd like to host a meet-up of your own!