My name is Rebekah Lovitt, and I am twenty years old. I am a junior at Cornish College Of The Arts in the vocal jazz department. I have a disease called Muscular Dystrophy, so I am fully wheelchair dependent. This disease creates so many obstacles for me, but the one obstacle it hasn’t blocked is music.
I have been singing my whole life. Singing brings me joy. I feel like when I sing, I can connect with people the way I never would be able to before. Singing is an escape from reality. I get to imagine that I am someone else and somewhere else. I love to go up on stage and show people what I am able to do. I don’t feel I am someone in a wheelchair singing; I am a vocalist who just happens to be in a wheelchair. Performing all my life has allowed me to push down barriers that have been created. Music and singing will always be a part of my life.