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Community Advocacy

Sarah does so well to develop interdisciplinary collaboration, all in efforts to showcase the elements of the positive and empowering narrative of disability

Check out this page filled with a selection of Sarah's most recent collaborations

For a more complete list of Sarah's work: Curriculum Vitae

Video Advocacy

Explore some of the content working to decrease stigma on Disability and create more inclusive societies.

 

Sarah worked in collaboration with many interdisciplinary professions to create inclusive content. Explore these videos: Sarah spoke on a panel about Disability Representation in Comics at Comic-Con 2019, a video celebrating Limb Different Pride, she shares her story on being a former Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Lecco, Italy, a video of Disability Narrative woven into an aerial arts piece, a video clip from the 4 part TV- series Amputee Circus and a video included in American Airlines Initial Inflight Attendant Training.

Amputee Circus Camp
Super-Abled Panel - SDCC 2019
Call To Arms- Lucky Fin Project
Tuberty Chimera
Ready, Willing and Able

Community Organizations

Explore two community organizations that Sarah co-founded to help showcase authentic disability narratives and are offered for community connection and expression.

Philadelphia based circus arts theatre company exploring identity through movement and spoken word.

Founders and Producers:

Melissa Mellon and Sarah Tuberty

Artistic Director:

Victoria Pirenoglu

Productions:

"Bodies" For the Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2022

"Bodies" - at Philadelphia PACK

"Red Flags" - Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2023

Awards:

Fringie - Best Circus Performance of Week 3

Fringie - Best Overall Circus Performance for 2022

 

Each performance is designed to have spoken word and movement showcasing authentic stories often not told. We emphasize diverse bodies and incorporating alternative pathways to accessing the arts.

Sample Program from Bodies 2023

Each production has a digital program featuring transcripts of spoken word and movement descriptions. ASL interpreters are hired for each show. Movement from audiences is welcome and tools are provided to assist with audience sensory regulation.

What people are saying

"This performance was very moving and touched my heart. It was a brave work from all involved and done with creative excellence."

"Beautiful show that rocked the underrepresented and gave them a platform to be open and vulnerable."

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Podcast about Disability, for Disability, by Disability and is designed to deconstruct social stigma for people with disabilities to generate a more understanding and inclusive society.

Founders and Co-Hosts:

Nicole Marti (Kelly) and Sarah Tuberty

Producer:

Initially produced by Baxter Colburn and on the network Public House Media

Episode Breakdown:

2 Seasons with 32 Episodes in Total

The podcast breakdown includes 4 episodes that make a chapter, allowing the hosts to interview 3 experts on a topic and a wrap up episode synthesizing what we learned.

 

Chapters then create a season. Chapters topics included: Disability Representation in the Media, Disability and Sexuality, and History of Disability.

Support Materials:

Each episode had it's own page, with a guest bio, list of links and resources discussed in the show, links to research articles for further reading, transcript, and reflection worksheet to process information learned.

Season 1 episodes included a Disability themed coloring page.

What people are saying

"Fantastic show. Both hosts share their experiences living with disabilities in America and invoke a thoughtful discussion on how to bridge the equality gap. Must listen!"

"I am legally blind and it’s very important to bring information about Disability and Accessibility to the general public! I think you’re doing an outstanding job!"

Audio Advocacy

Explore audio related work in Podcasts and Radio programs on expanding the disability narrative

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Health Matters Podcast with Karen Jacobs, OT, EdD, OTR, CPE, FAOTA 

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Episode 47: Congenital Limb Difference

Hands in Motion Podcast

Cara Smith, PT, DPT, CHT
Stephanie Strouse, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

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Episode 4: Sarah Tuberty

Adaptive Collaborative Podcast

Melissa and James

Modeling Advocacy

Sarah has just started her journey modeling professionally, she works to showcase the true beauty of human variation