Angela Ray Rodgers
Angela Ray Rodgers is an inspirational speaker, advocate for people with disabilities, and the author of the touching story of her daughter in Grace Anna Sings and her new children’s book Who Do You See When You Look At Me co-written with her daughter Grace Anna. You can follow Angela and her daughter on Instagram @graceannasings
“One of the best gifts a person can give the world is to be genuine. God gives each of us a specific purpose with unique talents and abilities. How amazing the world can be when we all follow the Lord’s guidance and be who we truly are called to be. Don’t long to be someone else, be you!”
Angela manages multiple social media pages with over 1.2 million followers creating videos and stories along with her daughter Grace Anna. She serves on the HART Supported Living Grant Program Council and is an Arc of Kentucky Advocate in Action. Angela and her daughter Grace Anna travel the world sharing their journey and testimony. She often speaks of how God brought her through some pretty tough times including four miscarriages before Grace Anna was born. Angela firmly believes, when life seems too big, God is bigger. It has been her faith in God that has guided her steps through the many stages of life and how to raise a child with a rare genetic disorder to realize God has given her a divine purpose.
Angela has spoken widely on the importance of communities and schools being fully inclusive not only in work and education but also recreationally. One of the issues very dear to her heart is fully inclusive playgrounds which allow children with mobility and sensory issues to enjoy all areas of a playground. She feels one of the best ways to help all children connect and grow is through recreational activities.
Angela is married to her husband, Jeff, and has two amazing children, Isaiah, and Grace Anna. She resides in rural Casey County, Kentucky where she attends a small, country church. There she with her family love to garden, ride their UTV, play sports, sing, having family picnics at the pond, and enjoy rural living. Her hope for the future is that people of all abilities will be respected and welcomed in all aspects of life.