Michaela ‘Chaeli’ Mycroft

Michaela ‘Chaeli’ Mycroft was born on the 30th August 1994 in South Africa. At 11 months old, she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy; a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination. From an early age, Chaeli set out to be an ability...

Moni Begun

When Moni was 9 years old her elder sister got married. Her older sister was 12 at the time. Just over 2 weeks after the wedding, her sister returned home unrecognizable. She had become thin and her body was covered in bruises. She subsequently found out that the man...

Qian Hongyan

Born in 1996, Qian lost both her legs in a car accident at the age of four. In a later interview with China Daily, she stated, “I just remember that when I woke up, my legs felt very cold. I said, ‘Mum, put my shoes on for me,’ but my mum...

Samina Baig

Born on September 19, 1990, Samina Baig grew up in the Hunza region of Pakistan. This is a unique region of the north, renowned for spectacular natural scenery but also its people. According to the region’s website, at least three quarters of the region’s...

Scarlett Curtis

My first introduction to Scarlett Curtis came through her brilliant anthology ‘Feminists Don’t Wear Pink & other lies’. That book helped to kickstart my feminist journey in a purposeful way, so I am thrilled to be able to share a little more of...

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