Rynita MGuire Kalamazoo, MI 11,048 Votes
Sexuality, passion, and unrelenting fight are just some of the traits that makeup the aura surrounding DJ Short-e (aka Rynita McGuire). She’s a woman determined to become one of the biggest DJs in the country. All her life shes been on a mission to prove to the world that no one, no matter how they look, is ever what they seem.
Short-e was born with a birth condition called Arthrogryposis. This rare physical disability makes the joints in her arms and legs incredibly stiff and the grip in her hands a bit weaker. To compensate for the lack of reach or ability to grip, she taught herself to use her mouth for a lot of things, including painting and DJing.
In 1999, Rynita met one of the biggest influences of her musical career, Dave Albers. He was just starting to DJ. “One day he came over with a brand new set of turntables still in the box. He set them up at my house on a table so I could reach them. Then he showed me what buttons did what, gave me a handful of records, and left. Dave knew that by leaving it in the room – something I was obviously interested in – would make me want to try. And he was right. That night I played on his turntables all night. I didnt sleep a wink. I use a wooden kitchen spoon in my mouth to turn on the lights and things in my house that I cant reach. So I grabbed that and figured out that I could use it to reach all the buttons and knobs that were out of reach for me. It was so exciting!.” Short-e is now an experienced spinstress working her butt off in the cutthroat, dog-eat-dog world of DJing.
“When Im up there doing my thing Im more than that girl in the wheelchair. Im a frickin human being with talents and passion. I make people stop and think.”
It is so hard to get to my shows without reliable accessible transportation. Being chosen to receive this vehicle will help me continue to reach people all across the country I beat at a time. For more about me please visit www.miss-dj-short-e.com or http://www.youtube.com/user/MissDJShorte AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE!