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Juliet Romeo, Communications Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Spring 2023

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Juliet Romeo

Juliet Romeo is a Communications Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Spring 2023. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community.

Romeo is an award-winning writer and director. Diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease as an infant, she has bravely endured hospital stays which honed her passion for reading and writing stories. Through these experiences, she crafts unique narratives from the perspective of a Caribbean woman of color living with a disability, promoting women’s empowerment while amplifying diverse voices in meaningful ways through cinematic artistry. A firm believer in God’s plan for us all, she continues to make strides towards positively impacting people’s lives by producing works full of hope despite any limitation or obstacle put before them!

A recent WEG grant recipient, Romeo just concluded production on her upcoming romantic drama Uncomplicated—which seeks to prompt dialogue about dating while disabled in the modern age of technology. Already making impressive strides towards ensuring that filmmakers everywhere are given equal opportunities for representation, she is the founder of Slamdance Film Festival’s groundbreaking “Unstoppable” program that encourages inclusion and diversity across all levels of filmmaking. Romeo is an alumnus of RespectAbility’s 2021 Lab for Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities. She is excited to participate in the RespectAbility National Leadership program and hopes to continue empowering more individuals living with disabilities.


RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Learn more about the National Leadership Program and apply for the next cohort! Contact [email protected] for more information.


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