About Tameka Spruce
Tameka Citchen-Spruce has over 10 years experience in disability activism and media. As Ms. Wheelchair MI, in 2006 she spoke out about supporting abused women with disabilities.
Two years later she formed Women Empower Inc., whose mission was to support women with disabilities to live their best lives. In 2006, Mrs. Spruce studied Theatre at Henry Ford Community College and wrote a one act stage play titled 24 Hours to Live. Later she studied Broadcast Television and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Journalism from Oakland University.
In 2008, she became a member of Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit, a disability rights organization in Detroit, Michigan.
Tameka has a keen interest in sharing her story, an African American woman with a disability and stories of other marginalized communities through her films and workshops.
She produced, wrote and edited an award-winning short film; Justifiable Homicide. A story that tells the dangers of racial profiling and racial biased. Tameka also, produced a soon to be released documentary, My Girl Story, a story of African American girls living in Detroit.
She has been part of fellowships AmeriCorps, Public Allies of Metro Detroit, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition’s LEAD program and now a Detroit Equity Action Lab at Judge Damon Keith’s Law Center at Wayne State University.
When she isn't producing or writing film projects or speaking out about disability rights and culture Tameka is busy with her two small children, husband, other family members and friends.