- Uzoamaka Anita Aseigbu has found a way to deal with living with disability and still achieves what she wants in life
- The Nigerian lady was able to start her company, Write Hand Hub after she obtained a degree in English language and literature
- Anita said her love for books when she was a little girl helped her to escape discriminations from people
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Uzoamaka Anita Asiegbu has overcome living with disability to achieve her life dreams. A disability advocate and communication strategist, she is also very passionate about books.
In an interview with Daily Trust, she said that her love for books provided a way of escape for her when she was a little girl.
After getting a degree in English language and literature from Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra, she got the idea of how to help people gather their thoughts into words.
To do that, she started a freelancing company called Write Hand Hub which helps people to produce content. She said polio affected her right limb and she had to rely on a crutch to walk.
Anita said that people’s stare used to make her very comfortable but right now, not so much. She added that sometimes, the stares are not consciously done.
She would not know the discrimination that was ahead of her until she left her home for school and expanded her social circles. Her exclusion from her mates angered her much as she tried to prove that she can perform as well as them.
On handling deadlines from her clients, she said she gives herself a tighter deadline than the one she gives them and shares her work stages with them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the American government through the US Mission in Nigeria recognized a Nigerian, David Anyaele, the director of the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities.
Anyaele was selected out of many to participate in a virtual Gold Star program, which will be organized in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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One very significant thing about his selection is that he is the only African that was chosen from Africa because of his excellent leadership skills.
The mission said there has been an increase of people with disabilities in the workplace and communities since the signing of the ADA in 1990.
In other news, the story of Sheikh Abdulqadir Mu’azu shows that no challenge can stop one from becoming great in life no matter how dire it is.
Addulquadir became blind when he was in his mid-20’s. Despite that, now 55 years old, the man has been able to write many books.
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