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Having been born in Nigeria, I hail from one of three countries where polio is still unfortunately endemic, the other two being Pakistan and Afghanistan. I had contracted the virus before my first birthday and do not know a time in my life before this disability. Moving to London when I was five years old and living here with polio and scoliosis has given me plenty of things to complain about—the endless underground stairs, the airport searches triggered by my metallic leg brace, the looks and questions I occasionally get as I make my way through the day.

Yet the very challenges of living in a large, fast-paced and occasionally insensitive city have forced me to thrive. Despite the occasional stares and remarks, Londoners, for the most part, have let me do my own thing. Teaching me from an early age that I should get on with it and learn to be self-sufficient—something for which I am eternally grateful.

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How To Work With Disability

Work Flowers

Looking for your first job or trying to get back into the world of work after some time away can be a rather daunting task. Between varying working patterns, preparing for interviews and factoring in transportation and location, it is enough to make you feel tired. However, when you add in disability, everything that was […]

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Commonwealth Women’s Forum

Commonwealth Women’s Forum I had the opportunity and pleasure to attend the Commonwealth Women’s Forum. This was only the second time that there had been a Women’s Forum. The first one was in Malta two years prior. The different Commonwealth forums focus on a certain topic, Women, Business, People, and Youth Forums. Various members of […]

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Best Monday Ever Sponsored By Lerato Foods & Hamilton

LUCKY MONDAY Monday is a day that is thought of as the beginning to a long work or school week. If your birthday happens to land on a Monday, you don’t go around jumping for joy. Cuz even if you are free to celebrate, chances are that nobody else will be able to enjoy it […]

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Filming in Greenwich for Accessible London

WHY GREENWICH? Greenwich is an inner London borough located in zones 2 and 3 on the London underground. It borders the boroughs of Lewisham, Newham and Tower Hamlets and is South of the Thames River. Greenwich Maritime is a UNESCO World Heritage site, that was inscribed in 1997. This includes the town centre, royal park and all […]

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport IS The Destination

Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai is the second busiest airport in India, after Delhi’s Indira Ghandi Airport. It was originally called Sahar International Airport before the name changed. It was named after Chhatrapati Shivaji, who was the first monarch of Raigad Fort. Regardless of whether you are arriving in Mumbai, flying off somewhere […]

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Johannesburg v Cape Town – Which South African City Should You Visit?

THE SOUTH AFRICAN DILEMMA South Africa is an amazing country to visit, this enormous nation is home to so many delights. From it’s geography as the most Southern point of the African continent, to it’s people and the wealth of culture they bring. The most famous of them all being the late Nelson Mandela, the […]

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