After a Stroke, Singer Angela Bofill Resets

Feb 12, 2011

A New Pitch

by DeNeen L. Brown
The Washington Post
February 1, 2011

Having a disability places you in the world's largest minority group. Unlike many of the other diverse categories, a person is not only born with the identifying chactertistic, such as race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, but a person's abilities may be changed during a lifetime. The performing arts community has seen many performers triumphant over disabilities with which they were born or faced early in life. Examples include Andrea Bocelli, Thomas Quasthoff, Itzhak Perlman, and Evelyn Glennie. But what happens when a person loses the ability that made her famous?

The Washington Post's article "A New Pitch" looks at Angela Bofill and her life as a performer after a stroke "left her without the one thing a singer needs" - her voice.

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DIVERSITY: Diversity and the Arts
DIVERSITY: Disabled Community