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For Afolashade and Other Women Living With Physical Disability, We Need To Do Better

   

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It is so sad how uncaring people are to physically challenged people. Against many belief, being kind to them will not transfer their disabilities to us.

The story of Afolashade Adeyemo, a physically challenged young woman, is touching and reveals why we need to be more compassionate as a society.

“Whenever some of my friends’ parents see me coming, they ask them to shut the door. You can have your conversations outside”, she told BBC Yoruba.

When Afolashade was born, her parents noticed her legs were joined together and they tried to get her treated but they couldn’t do much because they didn’t have sufficient funds.

“Sitting in the midst of my friends is difficult. At school, some people gossip about me, some stone me and I would have to sit at the back of the class”, she shared her challenges.

It took a while for Afolashade to come out of her shell. It wasn’t until this year that she started posting full pictures of herself on her social media pages. According to her, when she shows a full picture of herself, people begin to avoid her.

While Afolashade has accepted her fate, she urges people in her condition to keep believing in themselves.

Watch her speak here

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Adenike Lawal

    Adenike Lawal

    January 3, 2019 at 10:34 am

    People with discrimination, we forget to ask ourselves if we are better than them…Babes, feel free to own ur happiness, you are beautiful in and out😍😍

  2. Ijeoma Buzor Odinigwe

    Ijeoma Buzor Odinigwe

    January 4, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Love ur courage to stand out and not hide in ur shell

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