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Green, Cheryl

Cheryl Green, MFA, MS


Cheryl Green, MFA, MS is an independent documentary filmmaker and audio producer, captioner, audio describer, public speaker, and member-owner at New Day Films. Starting off working in theater for civic engagement, she received her Master’s in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University in 2009. Cheryl brings her lived experience with multiple invisible disabilities, including from TBI, and having been a patient in cognitive rehabilitation to creating media that explores politically- and culturally-engaged stories from cross-disability communities. Her audio and written blog, transcribed podcast, and captioned documentary films are at


Cheryl regularly presents in graduate and undergraduate classes in Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology, and Disability Studies. She has also presented at state and national Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology conferences as well as various CEU and CLE trainings. Her presentations bring to light multi-disciplinary research on traumatic brain injury and concussion, personal narrative, lifeworld, therapeutic alliance, identity, and stigma. Selected presentation titles are included.

  • “Acquiring a Broken Brain for Laughter and Tears: Representations of Brain Injury in Film”
  • “TBI Storytelling: Beyond the Wreck”
  • “Working with People with Brain Injury in Behavioral Health Settings” (for CEUs)
  • “I Am…Acquiring Disability Pride”
  • “Traumatic Brain Injury: Education, Family, and Support” (for CEUs)
  • “Invisible Disabilities and Faith”
  • “Arts, Education & Identity After Traumatic Brain Injury”
  • “Recognizing Ableism in Speech Therapy”
  • “Disability as Identity and Content in the Media”
  • “TBI Storytelling for Community Building and Self-Advocacy” (conference Keynote address)