In an ongoing disaster like a pandemic people with disabilities (PWDs) may be impacted more severely as compared to the non-disabled population.
A DU student and a photographer came together, and conceived of a calendar featuring people with disability. Read about 2021 calendar, Oddity: Don’t Bend, Don’t Blend.
“I didn’t want to become a bichari. And I didn’t want to wear a badge of disability. I think that was what gave me the strength to get up.”, says Guneet, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa that resulted in 100% loss of vision over a period of time.
But Shekhar had accepted his new life with unimaginable ease. I sometimes feel that I grieve longer over broken chinaware than he did over his ailment.
With the deepening inequalities during this pandemic, women and kids with disabilities, and their caregivers (usually women) face a much greater disadvantage.
As a Deaf woman, Saudamini Pethe had an extra set of constraints on the way to achieving her goals, only making her trail more inspiring.
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