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Professions: Award-Winning Poet

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Erika Abbott

At just 45, Erika Abbott made a name for herself with her award-winning poetic memoir, “PORGY’S REVENGE.” Tom Hanks and the late actor, Olympia Dukakis were early supporters of Erika’s unique poetry and storytelling style.

Today, Erika is quickly becoming a prominent speaker on poetry and art, Epilepsy, and redefining what it means to be Disabled in society today. Diagnosed with Epilepsy, dyscalculia and mild cerebral palsy as a toddler, Erika began her advocacy early in life, as the ringleader of the Disabled “posse,” a small group of children with varying disabilities at her Montclair, NJ elementary school.

Erika continues to enlighten others as she shares her journey as a woman, a Jew, a poet, and a disabled person with sharp wit and a unique perspective.

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Education

  • University of Judaism, B.A., Literature and Communications (2005)

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