International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March every year. There are Women who are shy, some are brave, and others are precarious. Women are multifaceted, & broadcast platform has been successful in showing women in every light possible.
Today on the occasion of International Women’s Day, we at UrbanAsian would like to give you the names of those famous personalities who were either born with a disability or they met with tragic incidents but have still made a place for themselves in the world.
- Sudha Chandran:
The renowned Indian classical dancer and TV actress Sudha Chandran met an accident, at the age of 17, when she was traveling from Mumbai to Chennai. In the accident, she lost her left leg that had to be amputated. But she did not give up and continued to fulfill her dream and profession with the help of Jaipur foot.
- Arunima Sinha:
Arunima Sinha lost her left leg in an unfortunate incident on April 11, 2011. On May 21, 2013, she achieved the rare feat to become the first Indian amputee to conquer the Mount Everest, with the help of a prosthetic leg.
- Preethi Srinivasan:
Preethi Srinivasan was the captain of the under-19 Tamil Nadu women’s cricket team. She has defeated her disabilities during the victory in a national tournament in 1997 and in swimming. She even imparts lessons of hope to those women who suffer from various kind of physical disabilities.
- Helen Keller:
Helen Keller was born deaf, blind and mute. She is an author, political activist, and lecturer and has devoted her life to people with disabilities.
- Frida Kahlo:
Frida Kahlo suffered from polio but despite her physical disability, she was one of the most celebrated painters in all of Mexico.
- Marla Runyan:
Marla Runyan developed Stargardt’s Disease at the age of 9 due to which she had become blind for the rest of her life. But in spite of that, she emerged out as a national champion 3 times in women’s 5000-meters race. She won medals and accolades at various national and international sporting events.
- Marlee Matlin:
Marlee Matlin is an actress, author, and activist. She is deaf since she was 18 months old and is the only deaf performer to have won an Academy Award. She is also a prominent member of the National Association of the Deaf.
Salute to all these women! Whatever we say about them is less. They are the real heroes. They are the ones who taught us to never give up.
Happy International Women’s Day.