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_JUNIPER heroes

Stella Young Watch
Sinéad Burke Watch
Aaron Philip Watch
Tom Nash Watch
Muniba Mazari Watch
Judith Heumann Watch
Stella Young Watch
Sinéad Burke Watch
Aaron Philip Watch

In honor of 30th Anniversary of ADA,

here are people who have

empowered us along the way…

Tom Nash Watch
Muniba Mazari Watch
Judith Heumann Watch

_This month

_EMPOWERMENT
credit: The Heroes Project

Celebrating America and our heroes

From challenging expeditions to an extensive community, The Heroes Project empowers the injured through physical and emotional training, allowing them to explore the farthest reaches of themselves and the world they live in.

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_CHARITY
credit: Disability Pride NYC

Disability Pride NYC

With a mission to promote inclusion, awareness and visibility of people with disabilities, and redefine public perception of disability, the annual Disability Pride parade in New York has become iconic in recent years. Unfortunately cancelled this year, we expect 2021 to be nothing short of spectacular and inspiring.

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credit: Instagram @rowvenice
credit: Instagram @rowvenice
credit: Instagram @rowvenice
_INSPIRATION

As they say, it takes a village…. Over the past few months, we have witnessed countless examples of extraordinary bravery and community from all corners of the world. One of our favorites is the group of female rowers who took to gondolas to deliver food to the elderly in Venice.

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_INSTAGRAM we LOVE

A celebration of
style and aging, Ari
Seth Cohen’s

@advancedstyle


Instagram amuses,
entertains and just
plain inspires.

_JUNIPER events

_JUNIPER events

JULY AUGUST

Independence

Day US

04

Disability

Awareness Day

*UK

14

Americans with

Disabilities Act 30th

Anniversary

(aka National Disability Independence Day)

26

World

Hepatitis Day

28

Purple

Heart Day

07

National

Nonprofit

Day

17

Senior

Citizen’s Day

21

Women’s

Equality

Day

26

_CONTRIBUTORS

Ashton Applewhite
Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is a leading spokesperson for the movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of... read more

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is a leading spokesperson for the movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. She has been recognized by The New York Times, the New Yorker, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely at venues including the United Nations and TED mainstage, has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times, is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist?, and the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

Niege Borges
Niege Borges is a Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. With a bold and colorful approach... read more
Niege Borges is a Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. With a bold and colorful approach that combines graphic design and illustration whenever possible, her favorite subjects are fashion, women and nature. Her clients include Instagram, IBM, Visa, Canon, Getty Images, Refinery29 and Twitter.
Denise Brodey
Denise Brodey is a learning disability advocate and senior contributor at Forbes.com who writes about mental health in the workplace.... read more

Denise Brodey is a learning disability advocate and senior contributor at Forbes.com who writes about mental health in the workplace. She is the founder of REBEL TALENT, an organization that helps all kinds of minds do their best work. Follow her on Twitter @dbrodey

Heather Bailey
Heather Bailey, CNC is a certified nutritional consultant and natural chef focused on helping clients discover which foods are best... read more

Heather Bailey, CNC is a certified nutritional consultant and natural chef focused on helping clients discover which foods are best for them and then teaching them how to shop for those foods and prepare easy, affordable restaurant-quality meals. Her focus is on whole, natural and when possible organic foods that come from sustainable and ethical sources. theoptimalkitchen.com

Jordan Davidson
Jordan Davidson is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared in Vice, The Wall Street Journal, Everyday Health,... read more

Jordan Davidson is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared in Vice, The Wall Street Journal, Everyday Health, Psychology Today, Prevention, Science Friday, Men’s Health, among other publications. He’s lived in Bali, worked on farms in Australia and New Zealand, and now lives in rural upstate New York.

Maureen Dempsey
Maureen Dempsey is a NYC-based lifestyle writer and editor who has held positions at InStyle, Marie Claire, Vogue, and more.... read more

Maureen Dempsey is a NYC-based lifestyle writer and editor who has held positions at InStyle, Marie Claire, Vogue, and more. She spends most of her time raising two city kids and trying to keep her house plants alive.

Jessica Hayon
Jessica Hayon is a manual wheelchair user who lives and works in New York City. She is a fabric R&D... read more

Jessica Hayon is a manual wheelchair user who lives and works in New York City. She is a fabric R&D professional in the fashion industry, who has worked for several large apparel companies. Being in the industry, she has had the opportunity to collaborate and give feedback on emerging adaptive collections. Fashion and textiles are truly her passion! But, in any spare time, she enjoys handcycling and has participated in several marathons. 

Maura Horton
Maura Horton, Chief Community Officer for JUNIPERunltd, is known as the Care Coach, a voice of guidance and experience for... read more

Maura Horton, Chief Community Officer for JUNIPERunltd, is known as the Care Coach, a voice of guidance and experience for caregivers and their families. While caring for her husband during his decade-long battle with early onset Parkinson’s disease, Maura invented a patented magnetic closure system for clothing and launched MagnaReady®, the world’s first magnetic shirt. She continues working to develop holistically inclusive designs that span tech, wellness, home, beauty, style and more.

Alexandra Kirkman
Alexandra Kirkman’s journalism career began as an international reporter for Forbes, where she traversed the globe covering everything from the... read more

Alexandra Kirkman’s journalism career began as an international reporter for Forbes, where she traversed the globe covering everything from the world’s best hoteliers to solo exploring on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. A Philadelphia native and University of Virginia graduate, she has also written for Fortune, Condé Nast Traveler, The Huffington Post, Self, Global Traveler and more. When she’s not writing she’s usually dreaming of Italy and planning her next trip there.

Kaycee Marshall
Kaycee Marshall is a recent Kent State University graduate. As a fashion designer with a disability, her goal is to... read more

Kaycee Marshall is a recent Kent State University graduate. As a fashion designer with a disability, her goal is to increase understanding through diversity and representation within the fashion industry. She believes clothing should be empowering, give independence, and build confidence for women of all abilities, sizes, and shapes.

Glenn Moscoso
Glenn Moscoso is an Atlanta-based wheelchair lifestyle and parenting blogger. Founder of Wheelchair Daddy, a blog about fatherhood from a... read more

Glenn Moscoso is an Atlanta-based wheelchair lifestyle and parenting blogger. Founder of Wheelchair Daddy, a blog about fatherhood from a wheelchair and a resource for hacks for daily-living. He spends most of his time on the baseball diamond helping coach his son’s baseball team.

Gabrielle Porcaro
Gabrielle Porcaro is a New York City-based freelance fashion editor, writer, and stylist with 17 years of editorial experience at... read more

Gabrielle Porcaro is a New York City-based freelance fashion editor, writer, and stylist with 17 years of editorial experience at magazines including Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and Better Homes and Gardens, as well as sites like Shape, Well + Good, and Furthermore. Her interests include working out, being outdoors, binging TV, and long walks on the beach.

Dr. Lauren Powell
Dr. Lauren W. Powell, MD, “The Culinary Doctor,” is a board-certified family medicine physician on a mission to end generational... read more

Dr. Lauren W. Powell, MD, “The Culinary Doctor,” is a board-certified family medicine physician on a mission to end generational health issues in the African-American community. She makes healthy eating accessible and enjoyable for all through her social media quick tips, Cooking Queen recipe subscription, and debut book, Food Essentials for the Busy Professional. Dr. Lauren travels the U.S. speaking to diverse audiences about disease prevention and the healing properties in food. drlaurenpowell.com

Grace Stratton
In 2019, at the age of twenty-two, Grace Stratton created All is for All with co-founder Angela Bevan, an accessible... read more

In 2019, at the age of twenty-two, Grace Stratton created All is for All with co-founder Angela Bevan, an accessible social change agency. Alongside Jacinda Ardern, Grace is the only other New Zealander to be featured in InStyle magazine’s annual Badass 50 list for 2019. At the helm of an enterprise with a global action plan, Grace believes in accessibility for all facets of modern life. She is part of Team JUNIPERunltd as an editor-at-large and talent scout.

Re Torres
Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis five years ago, Re Torres is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. A caregiver to her... read more


Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis five years ago, Re Torres is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. A caregiver to her 92-year old mom, she loves to entertain, play poker, travel and work out.

Nina Tame
Nina Tame is a disability activist, writer and mentor who lives in the UK with her husband and four children.... read more

Nina Tame is a disability activist, writer and mentor who lives in the UK with her husband and four children. She’s passionate about social justice, savory snacks and kitchen discos with her kids.

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