It's not just about the casting. We will never achieve true diversity in media without diverse stories told; authentic dreams from all our lives.
So we started this publishing imprint for creative fiction from artists with specific life experience, with new characters [detectives, scientists, lovers, cowboys, aliens, lawyers, and much more] in tales that naturally resonate the authors' unique perspectives.
Our Premiere Season features the Deaf and Disability communities - works were compiled, designed, entered into the Library of Congress and then commercially published with all profits going directly to the artists.
Upcoming seasons will invite artists from communities including America's foster system and residents of towns under 10,000.
StoriesAboutUs is a place of pure imagination, where everyone can imagine being anyone, through characters best defined by what they do – sharing new adventures in their untapped worlds.
- Jd Michaels / Casey Adams
Artists from our Disability Community
Two people, nearly broken by disaster, meet on a snowy night that will change their lives. Through a town, its people, and two very special children, Michael and Elizabeth begin to create their safe haven, although the past relentlessly places stumbling blocks in their path.
This opening novel of the Roll Models Saga features dynamic and realistic characters with disabilities, portraying each with respect and realism, complete with flaws and vulnerabilities, each navigating to fulfill their dreams and desires.
"My message to anyone with bipolar is to be mindful of what you are experiencing. No matter what mood or experience you are having if you focus enough there is part of you that can think past the power of mania or depression."
An honest look at media and the world at large as a member of disability community, this engaging collection includes personal tales from Alec's life, his evolution as a political activist, and his dedication to the media storytellers who include and champion disabled characters and heroes.