Empish ThomasProfessional journalist, Blogger and Consultant

The Lion and the Giraffe

There is a Nigerian proverb that says “Don’t let the lion tell the giraffe’s story that speaks to my career as a journalist and disability advocate. I had noticed the negative and sometimes incorrect portrayal of the disabled in the news media and decided to be proactive in changing that image. I believe that language is powerful and that people with disabilities must tell their own story.

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