You've heard of the Rockettes, but have you heard of the Rollettes – a dance troupe of women in wheelchairs? The Los Angeles-based group was founded by Chelsie Hill, who always wanted to be a dancer, and wasn't going to let her paralysis stop her.
For Hill, it's not just about teaching others the art of dance, it's about giving them a space where they feel like they belong. "I had a girl say it was the most empowering thing that she rolled into a room and everyone was at eye-level," the dancer said. "I never thought of that because I built this community in L.A. for myself and all my best friends in chairs. It's a normal thing for us here. But I forget people that get injured and get diagnosed and they feel like outcasts."
"I want people to come into that room feeling so normal, so empowered so that they can go out in the world and conquer anything," Hill said.
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