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Advice to my younger self: the road to success is a long one, don’t give up

The road to your dream career is much longer and bumpier than you could possibly imagine, especially if you want to start your own business, says entrepreneur Jo Davies Starting your own business can be a long, hard climb. Photograph: Murdo Macleod I always knew I wanted to work for myself: I had to do… Read More Advice to my younger self: the road to success is a long one, don’t give up

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Disability and literature: why aren’t we better represented?

I don’t think anyone would argue that disabled people aren’t properly represented enough, especially in literature. Wanja Maina believes this is even more the case for disabled women, particularly African disabled women. But an autobiography by Anne-Wafula Strike brings a welcome perspective on it all. As a young disabled girl, an activist on human rights… Read More Disability and literature: why aren’t we better represented?

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Caged bird

A free bird leaps on the back of the wind    and floats downstream    till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and    his… Read More Caged bird

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Still I Rise

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like… Read More Still I Rise

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Voices of Women With Disabilities from Kenya on 3rd December

Today is 3rd December  and many activities have and will happen world wide to celebrate persons with disabilities(pwds).Persons with disabilities are not homogeneous and they are affected differently by challenges.Women with disabilities have been negatively misrepresented  as victims of their disabilities.Below are fresh voices of women with disabilities in Kenyan who are changing the world. Faith… Read More Voices of Women With Disabilities from Kenya on 3rd December