Her name is Sinikiwe Kademaunga a 26 year old lady from Zimbabwe. She is a social worker, disability right activist and confidence coach. Sinikiwe holds a bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is also a blogger at Life In The Shoes Of A Short Girl.
Growing up differently abled was a constant fight. I had to work twice as hard compared to the next person. A lot of barriers, boundaries and limitations were set before me.
There were a lot of norms that were set by family, society and even myself. I was told in my family none reached university level. Because of my disability I was told you cannot find love just have a child and keep it moving. At least you will have your own child to take care of you they said. Due to my disability I was limited to visit certain places. I even told myself that I belonged in the background because I don't fit in, I am different. I am not enough. My whole life I had to break those barriers and norms to create a better life for myself and others who think it cannot be done.
Look at me now here I am breaking the norms. It is a fight and I am still fighting.
I am a Norm Breaker, so are you.
As a transformational speaker she empowers, motivates and equips young people by sharing her life story. Her journey is a testament of challenging the status quo of her disability and triumph over rejection.
She is a courage award winner with the Zimbabwe International Women's Awards 2011. As a confidence coach and transformational speaker, she has dedicated the rest of her life to igniting passion in hopelessness. She has torched 'Nothing can stop you' flame on multiple media platforms such as BBC, Barcroft Tv, People Magazine and more.
Recently, she was listed on NegusUnder30 as one of the young people under the age of 30 who are impacting lives in Zimbabwe. Sinikiwe has been given an opportunity to share her story at the 7th World Women Leadership Congress in Mumbai India on the 17th of February 2020 and she will be receiving an award in honour of her efforts in impacting people's lives.
She currently has 271 followers on youtube. Let's support her so that many can be inspired by her life.