As a disabled entrepreneur and disability rights activist, I strive to innovate, drive change and fight for the representation of disabled people across all aspects of society. Building C Talent has profoundly influenced my personal journey and ignited a passionate drive within me to push for progress in every facet of my career.
When the idea of representing disabled talent took shape and the foundations began to be laid, I quickly realized the inherent connection between disability and entrepreneurship. Determination, adaptability, creativity and time management are just a few of the many transferable skills. C Talent transcended being just a company to me—it became a lifeline. As a young adult who had recently become disabled, I found myself trapped by harmful stereotypes perpetuated by society and mainstream media, including the incorrect belief that it was better to be dead than disabled. I also recognized that disabled individuals often do not have ready-made options A or B, so we must create our own option C.
It is through representation that society can truly grasp the breadth and depth of others’ experiences, challenges and triumphs. By focusing on developing, collaborating with and promoting disabled talent, C Talent shattered stereotypes and placed hundreds of disabled individuals in thousands of roles, many of which were not initially intended for disabled hires. I take pride in our work on projects such as HBO’s “The Last Of Us,” Netflix’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and campaigns with Savage X Fenty, Nike, Android and Toyota, collaborating with talent including Cole & Charisma, Liz Harris, Lachi, Vasu, Kayla Maria Garcia, Knox Gibson, Lucy Dawson, Imani Barbarin and so many more.
In the early days of C Talent, we initially represented actors, but in 2020, after recognizing the power of social media and how disabled creators have been changing and disrupting the narrative within the creator economy thanks to few barriers to entry, we created a roster that included both Hollywood talent and social media creators.
Often, the disabled talent we represent have modest goals—much smaller than they should be because of their familiarity with a society that has chronic barriers. C Talent empowers individuals to dream bigger, helping them overcome societal obstacles and self-imposed limitations.