All of us, even those without any type of legally-accepted disability, can fall prey to self-defeating thinking by focusing on what we can't do and comparing ourselves to others.
Becky Curran was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her degree at Providence College in Rhode Island, and she moved to Los Angeles the summer after. She spent six and a half years working in the entertainment industry, before moving back to the east coast in order to live closer to family.
Most recently she worked at CBS, where she assisted with the casting of pilots and television series produced by CBS Television Studios. Prior to this she spent five years working at Creative Artists Agency, a prominent entertainment and sports agency working in entertainment marketing. There she assisted in strategic partnerships, representation and product integration of corporate clients such as Coca-Cola, Delta, eBay, Harley-Davidson, Mattel, Moet & Chandon, Starwood Hotels and V Australia. I was also responsible for monitoring the competitive landscape on behalf of all our clients. After two and a half years in the entertainment marketing department, she moved to comedy touring where she provided support in preparation of client tours and other live comedy engagements. In addition, she has served as the marketing director and co-founding board member of the Catalina Film Festival. There she coordinated film festival submissions, fundraising events, online auctions, sponsorship and ticketing, along with creating a social media campaign to build awareness for the Catalina Film Festival. This festival benefits both filmmakers and the Catalina Island Conservancy.
She was born an achondroplastic dwarf, which means that she has an “average” height torso but shorter arms and legs. She stands four feet tall. Both of her parents and older sister are “average” height. Her parents always taught her to stay positive no matter how harsh the outside world may be. She grew up participating in sports such as sailing, skiing, soccer and swimming, just like everyone else her age.
As a little person, she’s adapted to living in an “average” height world every day. Since there are only 30,000 little people living in the United States, whether she's driving in her car, with pedal extensions, or walking down the street, there’s always someone who’s going to be curious in my presence. She's passionate about finding a way to change how little people and all people with disabilities are perceived in the media, since the media ultimately influences the opinions of society as a whole. People with dwarfism are able to do everything average height people can, which includes but isn’t limited to riding bikes, playing sports, driving cars, traveling, along with having fulfilling careers and families. They just may need a stool or simple accommodations. Real disabilities come from attitudes. All of us, even those without any type of legally-accepted or visible disability, can fall prey to self-defeating thinking by focusing on what we can't do and comparing ourselves to others. Becky strives to educate and motivate all people to establish goals and work hard to accomplish them. “Anything Is Possible!”
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