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Disabled Women Arise

Again, I am putting out a call for disabled women everywhere to share their stories with the "able-bodied" community. I realize how hard it is to reveal yourself to the world, but it's not only time that the world acknowledged your stories, but it is a big step toward self-healing and acceptance. I realize that disabled women are among the most vulnerable to sexual, physical, verbal, social and economic abuse. It is painful to reveal our vulnerabilities, but also healing.

Most people never have even thought that those of us who are disabled have hopes and dreams, expectations for the future. I would like to share those visions with each other, your successes, your disappointments. What do you do to balance your life; what makes you feel good about yourself...

I fully believe that this is the era of Global Woman Rising. We, who are disabled, are part of this world-changing transformation. It is exciting to be alive right now!

Hoping to hear from my sisters, Noreen


Deqa's picture

Exceptional courage Noreen

My dear Noreen,
You have a great courage to share with us who you are, and to let us take the journey of life with you. I love and appreciate your unique voice and I love to read more about your experiences. A lot of women in Somalia can benefit from your story and I am willing to share with my friends your passion for community development. I have read about your trip along the streets of your neighborhood and your contributions to the cleanliness and environment protection. You are a strong female voice, keep going.

I am inspired by you.
Thank you for sharing and I look forward to reading more about you.

Therese kasindi's picture

Reply to your post.

Hello, my dear Noreen. You are right, women with disability have to accept themselves. You have a great courage to let us know what you are. A lot of women lack this courage, perhaps by your story, they can change their idea.
Keep rising your voice, my sister!
Thank you for sharing!
See you on line!

THERESE( Maman Shujaa, Drc)

Sangita Thapa's picture

im with you!

Dear Noreen, im so glad to connect with you. And I commend your courageous voice for the global women rising. Im with you in sharing and hearing the stories of our differently-abled sisters. Thank you for raising your unique voice. Stay vocal and inspiring!

Iryna's picture


You are a very strong woman with a very beautiful soul, Noreen. I'm sorry, but I know people with fully functioning bodies whom I wished to call disable. You are an amazing woman, remember this!

Neema's picture

Disabled women of superior strength

Yes my sister you are a strong women and I am with you. You are number one to me. I have written about being a woman with disabilities. Here is the link to one article: And here is the link to a video that was just released about me, in which I state that I live above my disability:

So great to see you online. Together, we are strong!


Noreen D.'s picture

Stronger and stronger

Dear Neema,

Thank you for your kindccomments. Sometimes, I wonder why it's taken me so long to embrace my disabilities. I realize, though, there is no "right" time, but that this MY time. I am heartened, though, that so many younger women are coming into their own awareness, rising and changing their world.

Best wishes to you, and thank YOU for your strength and courage.


Noreen Donohue

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