My Physical and Mental Transformation

lisidesai
Posted November 16, 2021 from United States

The bottom line of my story is women with disabilities should have access to every human rights including rights to marry and build a family of their own. In our patriarchic society, especially in Southeast Asia, where I'm from people are stigmatic to the idea of a girl with disabilities' getting married. Because it is likely that women do all the household chores and a girl with disabilities might not be able to do all of them. However, sometimes they are little bit tolerant towards men with disabilities but not women with disabilities. I faced the same situation but, I would say luckily, I found a man who did not see my disability rather my personality. Then we fell in love, got married, and have our own family now.

I would like to say, disability should not be considered as a barrier towards achieving goals and living a full life. People with disabilities themselves should try to accept it positively and try harder to achieve what they can considering their overall situation and resources available. Other people, family members, and society as a whole should perceive and accept disabled people as human beings and support in discovering the potential in them. I think, mental acceptability/accessibility is equally important as physical accessibility. I believe that's how disability justice would be ensured and the world would be more inclusive.

I have shared a link for a YouTube video on my full story, my story of physical and mental transformation and my resilience. 

 

This story was submitted in response to Disability Justice.

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rebecca.tang
Nov 16
Nov 16

Thank you for sharing. Everyone should have the equal human rights, regardless gender, races, disabilities or not. Disables can also make contribution to the world, get marry, have education, etc. Though we have seen improvements, it is still far not enough. There is still a lot to do to improve.
May Almighty God bless you and all disables in the world! Take Care!

lisidesai
Nov 17
Nov 17

Yes, every disabled person should have every human rights. Thank you for your beautiful comment. You take care too!

Susu Mohamed
Nov 17
Nov 17

Dear Liside,
How are you doing?
Welcome to world pulse sisterhood,
I loved your story every disable person have to rights what others rights life marriage love and all nessery life I am looking forward reading more from you.
Much love
Suu

lisidesai
Nov 17
Nov 17

Thank you Susu. I'm doing well. How about you?

Susu Mohamed
Nov 17
Nov 17

doing good sister.
Thank you

Beth Lacey
Nov 18
Nov 18

You are such a strong woman. You are the success story so many people need to see/hear.

lisidesai
Dec 03
Dec 03

Thank you so much Beth for your inspiring word.

Corine Milano
Dec 02
Dec 02

Lisidesai, thank you so much for sharing your story and including this link to this video of you telling your story. You have been through so much, and I'm glad you found World Pulse. Your resilience is amazing and your commitment to disability justice is too!

Corine Milano
Dec 02
Dec 02

I also wanted to share that World Pulse has decided to highlight your story in a special content package that will be sent to the entire community tomorrow — check your email! Congrats on being spotlighted! Your video is powerful!

lisidesai
Dec 03
Dec 03

Wow, that's amazing! Thank you so much for selecting my story. I hope more women with disabilities get inspired and brave enough to carry their lives forward.

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 03
Dec 03

Dear Lisidesai,
I hope you are doing well today. Thank you for sharing your story.
You raised so many pertinent points and I pray these become food for thought for all of us.
Glad to know you are pursuing your dreams and living life to the fullest.
Keep raising your voice.

lisidesai
Dec 03
Dec 03

Thank you so much for noticing those points. I hope every woman with disabilities be brave enough to pursue whatever they want and wish for.
Yes, I'm doing well Arrey-Echi. How about you?

ARREY- ECHI
Dec 03
Dec 03

I am doing well, thank you for asking.
Glad to know you are too.
That is indeed our collective wish!
Congratulations for having your story featured.

lisidesai
Dec 03
Dec 03

Thank you so much!

Olanike Adesanya
Dec 03
Dec 03

"I would like to say, disability should not be considered as a barrier towards achieving goals and living a full life."
I quite agree with you there, Lisidesai.
There's always a way in Willpower.
Live and love your thing the way they are.
Greater heights dear.

lisidesai
Dec 03
Dec 03

Thank you so much dear Olanike Adesanya for your beautiful comment. Yes, disability should not deter anyone from living a life of choice.