Athena CooperBy day Athena works as a digital marketer, but by night she unfurls her creative cap as an acrylic and digital painter. As a co-founder of Tilted Windmills, she uses her artistic skills to create the unique and powerful illustrations for the campaigns.

Athena was born with a rare genetic condition known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which causes weakened bones and muscles and a diminutive stature. As an adult, she stands 3'7" tall, and uses a power wheelchair for speed and safety. Although she has had to deal with her fair share of medical issues, including fracturing over thirty bones to date, Athena believes that it is not her weakened bones or her wheelchair that disable her, but the attitudes of society itself.

For this reason, Athena strives to push into social and physical spaces that continue to prove challenging to people with disabilities. In this way she hopes to provide opportunities for other people with disabilities to demonstrate the strength and value of what they have to offer.


Athena's Articles

WEBCOMIC: Weekend Getaway

posted: March 5, 2017

In our latest webcomic, our vacationing mouse and tortoise duo have distinctly different views about their hotel room. One of the fun things about doing this webcomic is being able to borrow stories from our own lives as inspiration—including this … read more

Love is Love: My Answer to My Sexuality

posted: February 11, 2017

In June 2016, 49 people died and another 53 were wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The tragedy rocked the world, not only for its sheer body count, but because it happened at Pulse, a popular gay … read more

WEBCOMIC: Snow Days

posted: January 29, 2017

It’s finally arrived! Introducing Horace and Abigail, the monthly webcomic – brought to you by Tilted Windmills. Follow the adventures of Horace the transgender tortoise and Abigail the wheelchair-using mouse as they navigate their daily lives. This particular comic was … read more