Hi! My name is Monica Bronowski. I am originally from Montana and moved to Mesa, Arizona a few years ago to allow myself to have more opportunities. I love it here! I will be a blog writer for the Blue Copper Design website. You can expect topics combining my wheelchair experience and my interior design knowledge to come. I am looking forward to sharing my perspective on how to better improve the world of adaptive design.
I was born with Arthrogryposis, which is diagnosis involving multiple joint contracture at birth. I have been in a wheelchair since I was three years old. Being in a wheelchair has some challenges, especially homes that are not accessible for wheelchairs. I have experienced it all from door ways not being wide enough, showers with curbs, kitchens not having everything accessible, etc. Accessibility challenges go beyond residential and I can not tell you how many times businesses don’t have handicap buttons to get in, or accessibility in the building. These are challenges that myself and many other wheelchair users face.
For more information on Arthrogryposis, click here!
Despite my disability I have always chased my dreams. Last year in June, I enrolled in interior design school at the American Institute of Interior Design. I have always loved to decorate and people would tell me that I was very good at it, so I decided to give it a shot. I just recently finished my program and am excited to get designing.
I met Maegan through my personal trainer at Ability 360 and I am really excited to be a part of the Blue Copper team. Knowing that Maegan is a wheelchair user herself, it is awesome to see this team create accessibility in homes for people in wheelchairs. She is an inspiration to me and I am very excited to work with her in her company!
When I am not obsessing over interior design you can find me spending time outside fishing and camping. I also love watching movies, painting artwork, concerts, going to the gym, and spending time with friends and family.