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There is Ability in Disability Printable Version PRINTABLE VERSION
by 'Yemisi , Finland Mar 10, 2006
Health , Disability Culture , Green Spaces   Poetry


No no, don’t ever allow self-pity to overshadow your dreams.
Because there’s ability in disability

What you call disability today could be a springboard to your success tomorrow

If you talk about your disability, then let me remind you that almost everybody has something about them they don’t like.
To some it may be height, to some skin colour, to some their physique.
So you know that disability is a thing of the mind.

Whatever challenges you’re facing right now prove that you are strong and resilient.
So pursue your dreams and make it real,
‘cause there’s ability in disability.

Many physically challenged people have made it and so should you.
Many mentally challenged people bring joy to others and you’re next in line.
Do not allow people’s negative opinion of you be your reality.
You can prove them wrong by bringing out the ability in your disability.
Stay focused, stay strong because there is ability in disability.

And you can be an example of such!



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Hello there! I'm Yemisi, a Nigerian female with a passion for developmental initiatives.

I love writing because it's a way of adding value to other people's lives, i.e. sharing. We all are who we are today just because sometime in our lives we had opportunities to read what someone else had written.

I like advocating for the voiceless, especially the less-privileged ones. I love programs that focus on children, teens, youths and women. I also believe that we all can live lives worthy of emulation (by generations yet unborn) if we contribute positively - by putting in our best in whatever we are involved in.

My first degree is in Economics and I also have a Masters in Humanitarian & Refugee Studies. I'm currently in University of Jyväskylä, Finland studying for a Masters in Development and International Cooperation.

I'm interested in issues relating to children, youth and women empowerment, especially in developing countries like Nigeria.

I have authored 3 books titled - "Child Development: Whose Role", "Let's Help Nigeria", and "Charisma and Character".

I am a facilitator, trainer, business advisor/consultant and a motivational speaker. My goal is to contribute to socio-political and economic development through skills transfer, knowledge sharing, networking and policy advocacy.

Thanks to TIG for giving me a unique platform to share with and meet new friends!

Nice Work, the diction is cheap
Odimegwu Onwumere | Apr 3rd, 2006
I quite believe you because "disability" shoud only be a dictionary word and should not be applicable to man because everyone is disabled in one form or the other. Nicely written, my sister

obot umoh | Jun 14th, 2006
yemisi, thanks for the write up really inspired me as i want to go into prison evangelism ministry thanks for the job out there . i would like to keep in touch have a nice day

The Truth
Eugenia Bivines | Jul 30th, 2007
I do believe that disability today could be a springboard to your success tomorrow. This I am working on. In areas were you are disabled; you are gifted in other areas. Find your gift and us it to max.

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