By: Rev. Rebecca Holland, M.Div.
(Disability Ministries, Chair)
My name is Rebecca and I am a young professional with a visual disability. My undergraduate degree is in English Education and I earned my Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2014. I am currently the solo pastor at a wonderful church in central Pennsylvania.
In October of 2018, I started my blog Rev. Rebecca Writes: Read, Write, Pray in order to connect with readers and talk about the topics about which I am most passionate. Along the way, I have met so many amazing people. I’ve learned about public speaking from bestselling TEDx speakers, gotten an inside look at independent publishing and interviewed award winning poets. I’ve even had the chance to get to know the world’s first adaptive snowboarder!
Amanda Gene: Freelance Writer & Disability Blogger
I am an extrovert and I love meeting new people. I also particularly love to meet other people with disabilities who are working hard to make their dreams a reality.
Having a disability is not easy, but I am inspired by the fact that Amanda Gene does not allow her disability to define her. Instead, she is working to redefine the way the world sees disability.
Amanda Gene is a freelance writer from Florida with a BA in Print Journalism and a minor in professional education. Amanda Gene uses her gift for words to raise awareness about disabilities. Amanda and I are both passionate about showing the world that people with disabilities can do anything able bodied people can do – we just do it a little differently.
I’ve been a fan of Amanda Gene’s blog for quite some time and I was so happy that she was willing to sit down and chat with me about her writing process, her pets, and what it is like to be a young woman with a disability in today’s world.