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Wendy Angulo joins ALSO US Art Program of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America as one of its Experts

ALSO US is a trademark of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. For US audiences.


Our founder, Wendy Angulo has joined the ALSO Us Program from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America as one of its experts. The program is designed to help raise awareness of the challenges young people face when a family member is diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive degeneration of nerve cells that control muscle movements). The majority of ALS patients die within two to five years of receiving a diagnosis.

Young adults and children who have a loved one with ALS may experience emotional challenges and may need support to cope with such an overwhelming disease. The ALSO Us Program encourages young people affected by the disease to use the power of written and visual art to express their experiences.

Back in April, after a nationwide call for submission, the first round of participants was selected and three of them were assigned to work with Ms. Angulo.

For the next few months, Mackenzie, Kieran, and Daniel will be partnering with Ms. Angulo to develop a biographical essay, a poem and a public speech to raise awareness of the impact of ALS on caregivers.

“Writing empowered my voice, allowing me to connect with others through my words; giving me the courage to speak up and tell my story. I am eager to work with the ALSO US Program as a Mentor and help these young adults to find their voices and share their stories”, said Wendy Angulo.

We look forward to seeing the final work of Mackenzie, Daniel, and Kieran!

For more information about the program, click here.


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About wendyang

Wendy Angulo is a New York City born Latina, raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Wendy is a mother, writer, lawyer and the founder of Wendy Angulo Productions, an organization whose goal is to support, encourage, and promote poetry and visual arts in the borough of Queens. Wendy, re-discovered her love for writing in the summer of 2011 after attending a spoken word event in Queens. She then joined the New York City Latina Writers Group where she has been an active member and has taken on the role as the organization’s Program Director. Wendy is an essayist who is currently working on her Memoir. She has read her work at several venues throughout New York City, including Nuyorican’s Poets Cafe, East Harlem Cafe, Sankofa Sisterhood, Camaradas and has been published in the online journal Mom Egg Review; she is a 2016 VONA alum and the sole creator/curator and producer of Canvas of Words, an art and poetry showcase that birthed of Wendy’s desire to bring the arts back to her beloved borough of Queens. Wendy continues to scout for new talent and build new connections to perpetuate the arts and strengthen the literary community.

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