Matt Glowacki was born in 1973 in Janesville, Wisconsin. His birth drew attention because even though he was healthy, he was born without legs. Campus Activities Magazine named Matt Glowacki Best Speaker & Best Diversity Artist multiple times. He has presented at over 100 local, regional, and national conferences for AHEAD, AFLV, BACCHUS, NCSL, APCA, NODAC, NACA, and NODA. Matt is the most booked disability identity lecturer on college campuses. Matt has delivered his messages to over a million people and two sitting presidents of the United States. In 2017, he published his first book, Able-Bodied Like Me. Matt was also member of the US Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Team for eight years. While playing matches in 26 countries, he competed in the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and in the World Championships in Cairo, Egypt in 2002.