2015 MS. WHEELCHAIR WASHINGTON - JULIE BROADWELL
Julie Broadwell of Sequim, WA. was crowned Ms. Wheelchair
Washington 2015 on March 31, 2015.
Julie will serve as Washington’s state titleholder and independent delegate for one year. She will prepare to represent the state of Washington and compete in the Ms. Wheelchair America 2016 pageant in Des Moines, IA, on July 27 – August 16, 2015.
Unlike most pageants, Ms. Wheelchair Washington and Ms. Wheelchair America do not judge beauty. Instead, the Ms. Wheelchair Washington and Ms. Wheelchair America organizations focus on recognizing the free spirit and accomplishments of women who use wheelchairs.
Throughout her reign, Julie will serve as a spokeswoman throughout the state where she can discuss awareness, acceptance and the overall understanding of disabilities with the general public. She will have the opportunity to travel across the state, visit advocacy groups, make public appearances and is available to conduct interviews.
Julie’s platform is “Proactive not Reactive’. She hopes to spread the message that with any situation that may come up, whether good or bad, it’s the way that you choose to handle the situation that will make all the difference.
Julie is a native of Bellevue, WA. She uses a wheelchair for mobility because she was born without upper and lower limbs. However, she does not let that stop her. Through advocacy, encouragement, and education she aims to shine a positive light on disabilities and set an example for other individuals who also use wheelchairs for mobility.
She has learned to embrace the challenges in her life and will encourage others to do the same. According to Julie, “Attitudes are the real disability".
If you would like more information about Ms. Wheelchair Washington or to schedule an interview/event with Julie Broadwell please contact her at 206-240-0674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Evelyna Castro Ms. Wheelchair WA. 2014
Thank you for making my day a Great one EVERYONE!!! You all are really great people. :)
Anyway, to get back to the current show I am in which only has a total of 4 performances, (1 down 3 to go). I truly appreciate that everyone is willing to make the theatre backstage area work which is not wheelchair accessible, which means being carried up and down steps to get to and from the stage. I do not like it at all, but hey, I'm not going to quit if they are willing to make it work as a team. The problem I do have is that it is really getting on my nerves that some of the backstage crew is taking it upon themselves to practically push me on stage at inappropriate times (when I am not supposed to to be onstage). If I am trying to physically stop you from wheeling me onto stage please respect that and don't do it. I do know when I am supposed to be up there or waiting in the wings. If you are not dancing with me on stage or lifting me up/down steps please hands off my chair. To tell you the truth it's just makes those people who think I should be up there or in the front for everyone to see look bad. Don't get me wrong I do appreciate they are trying to help but PLEASE ASK before doing something like this, I do take performing seriously even if it is on a community level. Acting is something I have done at a semi-professional level and I do take it serious.
This is my current complaint, but all in all I am having a Great time with great folks and would LOVE to continue performing!!! Not going to let stupid stuff discourage me from my passions in life.
This past weekend I went to the Seattle area to attend The Ravishing Women Show with Ms. Wheelchair America Jennifer Adams!! WOW!! The Ravishing Women show was SO Beautiful!!! There were so many Fantastic people, food, vendors selling things like jewelry and clothing and more, plus a couple of people doing Henna which I unfortunately did not get the chance to have done. EVERY TIME I got to a place where there is Henna I have to get it done because I love it so much. Henna is definitely an art form being so intricate and detailed in the designs. I’ve always been quite fascinated with different cultures from around the world so this even was extremely exciting for. The people I met at the Ravishing Women Show we so very kind, generous, helpful and just all around lovely, lovely people. All the women participating in the Miss/Mrs. India Washington Pageant looked so breathtakingly gorgeous in their traditional clothing and makeup. The talent portion of the pageant was a lot of fun to watch even though I only saw a very small portion of it because I was helping Jenny at her table. The dancers were incredible; the singers were beautiful and unique, Jenny even performed a dance to a song called “Walk On Water” which everyone loved!! Unfortunately I did not get to see