6 Ways to Include Universal Design at Your Holiday Event

12 Dec
accessible space for invisible disabilities
Universal design is most widely known for inspiring ramps, curb cuts, and elevators that help people with mobility restrictions get around in our world. It means, literally, design for all. But as is often the case regarding people with disabilities,...
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a chapter from the book I’m working on

30 Aug
I can attribute a single action by my friend Phil for the end of my comedy career, my teaching career, and a marriage. It became so that when he greeted me, he’d never say “Hi”; he always just said, “I’m...
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What’s better than saying “hello”? This….

11 Dec
A Khmer woman expressing arkoun on top of Phimeanakas Temple, of the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia
I try not to be the American jerk who shows up to another country and doesn’t bother to learn a spec of their language. So when I took my most recent international birthday adventure, I had ambitious plans to brush...
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Women’s History Month Tour

1 May
creative writing presentation utilizing acting techniques
In late March, 2016, I had a lovely tour of speaking gigs across upstate New York. I did 7 presentations at 5 campuses in 4 days and had the time of my life. I did my women’s empowerment workshop 3...
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Talk Show Appearance in Harrisburg, PA

7 Mar
Christina Irene on set in ABC27 Harrisburg
A fabulous daytime talk show in my home city, Harrisburg, PA, recently invited me to appear. The show is Good Day PA!, hosted by Amy Kehm. Here is the segment in full: Behind the Scenes This was actually my second...
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At Pace University’s Women’s Leadership Conference

5 Mar
female speaker Christina Irene helping attendance at a women's leadership event
On February 26, which happens to be my mom’s birthday, I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at Pace University’s 2nd Women’s Leadership Conference. The student and faculty organizers did an incredible job producing and promoting a full day...
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