A wild child in her teens – now a zen TV star, Tiphany Adams is a drop-dead gorgeous paraplegic who’s been aiming to change the world since being injured in a car accident at the age of 17. She wants to change the way the way the world looks at people with disabilities and she wants to use media to make that happen.
Why she’s fearless
Tiphany’s wish was answered when she was cast on the groundbreaking reality show Push Girls last year, the first and only reality show to show the real lives of wheelchair-users. A California native with a sunshine personality made for the camera, Tiphany was born for this kinda thing, and she’s carrying the torch amazingly well, helping to represent people with SCI.
After her injury, she eventually moved from her small town of Lodi to LA, where she met Angela Rockwood, and they became roommates. Angela is well connected in the entertainment industry and was able to use her sway to make Push Girls a reality. Tiphany, along with Angela and two other lovely ladies, Mia and Auti, are also on the show, and it’s definitely helping to change the belief of what’s possible when you have a spinal cord injury. It’s not all doom and gloom. Tiphany is helping to spread this message.
And on the show, Tiphany made an even bigger impact when she came out of the closet. She dated a woman for several months and the show showed many aspects of their relationship. Tiphany is great – she has no problem opening up about her personal life, including her sexuality, and this is helping to erase stereotypes left and right. It’s not easy putting yourself out there when you’re paralyzed, but Tiphany is doing it.
With Season Two of Push Girls only a few months away (look for it in June), she and the other ladies are busy filming some of the last episodes of the season. When Tiphany is not playing reality show star, she loves traveling home to see her nephews; a family girl at heart, and her other passion lies is fitness. Weight lifting, eating healthy, yoga, pole-dancing (yes she’s figured it out), Tiphany’s inspires all of us wheelers to get in better shape (be it good or annoying haha)
Is Tiphany the bubbliest paraplegic on the planet? Possibly. But what’s not to love about that? The world needs more positive souls like hers. There is a great power that lies in television (each time an episodes airs, minds are changed), and Tiphany is helping to do her part.
What’s your favorite Tiphany Adams moment on Push Girls? Would you be on a reality show?
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