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Sylvia Longmire    

Filmmaker, Solo Wheelchair Travel Writer & Disability Rights Advocate

Sylvia Longmire is a Cuban-American voice and on-screen actor, producer, and screenwriter. She is also a service-disabled US Air Force veteran, the former Ms. Wheelchair USA 2016, and a staunch disability rights advocate. As a subject matter expert on Mexico’s drug war and border security, she has spent over a decade in front of the camera as a guest expert on media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, NBC Nightly News, and The Today Show. She has also appeared in two documentary series on The History Channel and consulted for National Geographic Channel’s Border Wars and Drugs, Inc. As an accessible travel writer, Longmire has been traveling solo across the globe in her wheelchair since 2015, producing written, photographic, and video content on the accessibility of her destinations. Her writing and photography have won awards from the Society of American Travel Writers and the North American Travel Journalists Association, and have appeared in The New York Times, Lonely Planet, The Orlando Sentinel, and New Mobility magazine. Longmire is also the founder and President of The PreJax Foundation, a nonprofit that provides college scholarships to students affected by multiple sclerosis.

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