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Turning that Disability into Ability (Part Two) – Ijeh Patience

Publié 20 juillet 2013 Avatar kaymiUnicef

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Last week I brought you the inspiring story of Cobhams Asuquo , who turned his disability of blindness into ability by becoming one of the leading music producers we can boast of today. If you missed the story, you can read it HERE. Today, I bring you the story of Ijeh Patience. Her tale is eccentric! What could have made her live her entire life in obscurity, total dependence and waste has turned her into a celebrity. Patience was born with deformed hands, but unlike most pe...


Turning that Disability into Ability (Part One) – Cobhams Asuquo

Publié 30 juin 2013 Avatar kaymiUnicef

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Being disabled is the worst thing that could happen to anybody; the pain of not being able to act like others, having to rely on everyone for everything depending on what form of disability one has and the degree of the disability. To worsen the case, the kind of people we have around us don’t help matters, they sometimes make us feel worse with their words but hey, we can turn that disability around into ability! We don’t have to sit down and wallow in our pains and suffer...


Ability - not disability

Publié 15 juin 2013 no picture Sneha Hossain

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Recently I had visited a home for a service meet. I was asked to take care of children. Children who were full of life. People categorize them as "disabled". I would say that is a very wrong usage of the word. Just because they are unable to perform certain activity they can not be simply termed as "disabled". I would rather say they are the most able individuals in the world. They are happy among themselves and are so open and so loving. If an individual is not able to do somethin...


I’d like to chop the onions I looked down at Themba’s* determined face and panicked. The first thought that came to my mind was But how? You see Themba was around 12 years old at the time and he had only one arm – the other hand been amputated around his elbow after he sustained serious burns to his entire body in a fire. As the words articulated silently in my mind I immediately felt ashamed at my reaction I felt the sensation of my cheeks turning red and I pretend...


Your name: Juan Diego Alarcón Your age: 25 According to your business card – what’s your job title? Musician. Main instrument: Singing. Portrait painter. Motivational speaker. And how does that compare with what you wanted to do when you were 10 years old? Well, with my headphones on my head, on a 1 meter by 1 meter music studio at the age of ten...I would say it was pretty much....WAY BETTER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE! Give us 10 words that describe yo...


Name: Leonardo Martinez Age: I'm 33 years old. Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I am from a town called Malargue which is located 450 Km from Mendoza city, Argentina. I am currently living in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina. According to your business card – what’s your job title? I am partner and founder of the snow ski trade called 2co skis (derived from the word in spanish 2 cojones skis). Actually, I am the shaper man ins...


Name: Christine Sun Kim Age: 32 Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? Orange Country, California. I currently live and work in New York City. According to your business card – what’s your job title? Artist and Museum Educator. And how does that compare with what you wanted to do when you were 10 years old? I’ve always wanted to be a painter (and an actress) since I was little. In fact, I am now a painter, but in a completely a...


How do you feel the media represents disability?

Publié 13 mars 2013 Avatar Francisca Lily

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I have started to investigate the way in which contemporary media represents disability (more specifically physical disability). After taking a closer look, I have realised that the media plays a huge role in society. Whether it be through radio, internet or broadcasts the media has a huge influence upon society. In my own opinion I do feel that the media does unfairly represent persons with disability. The mass media audience, I wonder what views they may have of persons with a...