Local rapper Toni Hickman gets chance of a lifetime thanks to Netflix’s ‘Rising Phoenix’
Her name is Toni Hickman and she explained the personal reason why she is using her voice to inspire others. This multitalented singer/songwriter mixes singing, poetry, and rap in the song “Rising Phoenix,” written and performed by herself and fellow disabled artists GeorgeTragic and Keith Jones. Toni Hickman performing at ReelAbilities Houston (ReelAbilities Houston)“I’ve always had this attitude of being stubborn. “Rising Phoenix” is ReelAbilities 2021 Opening Night Film on Feb.16 and Toni Hickman will be performing at ReelMusic, their music event happening on Feb. 24th at 7 PM. All ReelAbilities music, art, and film events are completely free and open to the public, you just have to sign up at ReelAbilitiesHouston.org.
Houston boxer Virginia Fuchs details her personal battle with O.C.D.
HOUSTON – Houstonian Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs is no stranger to challenges, both in and out the ring. She’s the captain of the women’s USA Boxing team and is preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Ginny Fuchs (© Wilf Thorne)“My team got me to be number one in the nation, and I’m ranked number three in the world right now. Virginia "Ginny" Fuchs (Steven David)“Don’t be ashamed, don’t be afraid to go out there and ask for help. Therapy and exposure therapy are the tools I use today to keep me managing my O.C.D.
Im so much more than just a chair High School para-athlete finds strength in track and field
HOUSTON Sports can have positive lifelong effects on a young person's life that go far beyond health or fitness. Thats the case for Skylar Herrera, a soon-to be sophomore whos part of the track and field team at George Ranch High School in Richmond. The 15-year-old has found confidence, a new outlook on life and platform to advocate for people with different abilities. Being in track is really fun. When Im on the track its really freeing to be going that fast.