Push Girls

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Push Girls
  • Angela Rockwood
  • Auti Angel
  • Mia Schaikewitz
  • Tiphany Adams
  • Chelsie Hill
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes24
Executive producerGay Rosenthal
Running time19 to 24 minutes
Production companyGay Rosenthal Productions
Original release
ReleaseApril 17, 2012 (2012-04-17) –
July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22)

Push Girls is an American reality television series on the SundanceTV. A sneak peek episode, and original premiere date, aired on April 17, 2012,[1] with the official debut on June 4, 2012.[2] Push Girls chronicles the lives of four women—Angela Rockwood, Tiphany Adams, Mia Schaikewitz, and Auti Angel—who have been paralyzed by illness or accident and displays the day-to-day challenges and triumphs they encounter. The series is set in Los Angeles, California.[3]

It was announced on November 15, 2012, that AMC Networks began production on the 10-episode second season.[4] The second season premiered on June 3, 2013.[5]


  • Angela Rockwood is an actress, model, producer, and an ambassador with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. She is described as "Buddha-like" and is the "Mother Earth" of the foursome.[6] She became a quadriplegic in 2001 after a car accident shattered her C4–C5 vertebrae and severed her spinal cord. She was the third American to receive stem cell surgery, which she believes helped her move from a power chair to a manual chair. She had a bit role in the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious before becoming paralyzed.
  • Auti Angel, a paraplegic, was paralyzed after a car accident in 1992. The backup dancer had just finished a gig—performing with LL Cool J at the Grammys in New York City—and was returning home to Los Angeles when a car clipped hers on the 101 Freeway. The show documents her career as a dancer, leader of the Colours 'N' Motion dance team, singer and actress, as well as her attempts to have a child. Auti Angel has a supporting role in the 2011 film Musical Chairs and heads the Save a Soul Foundation.[6]
  • Mia Schaikewitz (/ˈmə ˈʃkɪwɪts/[7]) was paralyzed from the waist down at the age of 15 when an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) ruptured in her spinal cord.[8] An athlete at heart, she stayed active in adaptive sports, but avoided swimming—her first love. The series follows her emotional return to the water. She is a project manager in a graphic design firm.[6]
  • Tiphany Adams was paralyzed in 2000, the result of a devastating car accident. "I was 17-and-a-half, in my senior year in high school, when I was in a head-on vehicle collision caused by a drunk driver, hit at 130 miles per hour. We were all pronounced dead on the scene, and I was in a coma for three weeks. When I woke up, I was like, ‘I’m going to get through this, and I’m going to live my life to the fullest.’"[9] She is considered "the blond bombshell" of the group with an uncensored mouth and open, honest nature. She loves sex with both men and women and doesn't like labels.[6]
  • Chelsie Hill was paralyzed in high school after getting into a car with a drunk driver. Prior to becoming paralyzed, she hoped to become a professional dancer. She and her father founded the Walk and Roll Foundation, which aims to help people with spinal cord injuries. She also does public speaking engagements to educate teens on drunk driving.[10]


Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 14 June 4, 2012 (2012-06-04) August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27)
2 10 June 3, 2013 (2013-06-03) July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22)

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title Original air date
00"Sneak Peek"April 17, 2012 (2012-04-17)
11"Everyone Stares"June 4, 2012 (2012-06-04)
22"Watch Me"June 4, 2012 (2012-06-04)
33"You Don't Get It"June 11, 2012 (2012-06-11)
44"Hope It's Not Too Late"June 18, 2012 (2012-06-18)
55"How Did I Get Here?"June 25, 2012 (2012-06-25)
66"Fired Up"July 2, 2012 (2012-07-02)
77"This is How We Get Through"July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09)
88"Living in the Fast Lane"July 16, 2012 (2012-07-16)
99"Freaky Deaky"July 23, 2012 (2012-07-23)
1010"Out of Control"July 30, 2012 (2012-07-30)
1111"Breaking the Ice"August 6, 2012 (2012-08-06)
1212"Moving On"August 13, 2012 (2012-08-13)
1313"In the Deep End"August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20)
1414"Breaking Back In"August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27)

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title Original air date
151"Strange Love"June 3, 2013 (2013-06-03)
162"Betrayed"June 3, 2013 (2013-06-03)
173"Surprising News"June 10, 2013 (2013-06-10)
184"Tiphany's Missing Sister: Part 1"June 17, 2013 (2013-06-17)
195"Tiphany's Missing Sister: Part 2"June 24, 2013 (2013-06-24)
206"Sex Ed"July 1, 2013 (2013-07-01)
217"How Dare You!"July 8, 2013 (2013-07-08)
228"Escape to Mexico"[11]July 15, 2013 (2013-07-15)
239"Love Me or Leave Me"July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22)
2410"Season Finale"July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22)


  1. ^ "New Original Non Fiction Series 'Push Girls' To Premiere on Sundance Channel, Tuesday April 17". Archived from the original on February 14, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "New Premiere Date: Sundance Channel's "Push Girls" Moved to Monday, June 4". Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "Sundance Channel and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Partner for Launch of Docu-Series "Push Girls"". Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  4. ^ "Sundance Channel's Critically Acclaimed Series "PUSH GIRLS" Begins Production in Los Angeles For Season Two". Archived from the original on November 18, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  5. ^ "Sundance Channel's Ground-Breaking Docu-Series "Push Girls" Gets Rolling on Season Two". The Futon Critic. April 11, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d "Push Girls — Living Large". ABILITY Magazine. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  7. ^ "'Push Girls' Wheel Chairs Through Life And Love". Talk of the Nation. National Public Radio. June 13, 2012.
  8. ^ Pfefferman, N. (June 11, 2012). "Women in wheelchairs push boundaries in real life and on TV". The Times of Israel. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  9. ^ "As real as it gets – Sundance Channel's "Push Girls" looks to shatter stereotypes". Channel Guide Magazine. June 2012.
  10. ^ Govere, Alexandra. "Chelsie Hill Aims To Change The World One 'Push' At A Time". MTV. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  11. ^ "Push Girls: Escape to Mexico". Zap2it. Retrieved June 21, 2013.

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