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Harlow’s Anna Wafula-Strike shortlisted for prestigious National Diversity Award

News / Sun 26th Jul 2020 am31 10:04am

HARLOW Paralympian and disability rights campaigner, Anne Wafula-Strike has been shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards.

Winners will be announced on Friday, 26th February 2021 at the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool.

Ms Wafula-Strike said: “This is so humbling and a big honour to be short listed alongside great champions. Growing up as a disabled woman, I didn’t have many people who looked like me that I could look up to.

To be called a positive role model is humbling and it comes with great responsibility because I see this as one of the highest forms of educating the community. I truly hope someone sees how I live and how I want a ‘better’ life for all that they can draw from and figure out how I got it and challenge themselves to maximising their potential despite the disability.

“As a campaigner for access, inclusion, diversity and rights, I know I can’t solve a problem that can’t be measured and seen. What is clear is that people know when they are being excluded and not treated with dignity.

So when we think beyond ourselves, and highlight the gaps in these areas we disrupt the social norm of one human being superior.

The 2020 National Diversity Awards Shortlisted Nominees are…

https://nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/shortlist/

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