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6 renowned black women in history who made a big impact despite their disabilities

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6 renowned black women in history who made a big impact despite their disabilities


Imagine the struggles women had to endure in the past; to be disabled was worse.

They had to battle with the notion of being less human, the unfavourable archaic medical systems and, especially, the suffering of surviving as a disabled woman of colour.

Nevertheless, there are hundreds of stories of black disabled women who lived fulfilling their purpose and made significant impacts in their various fields and era.

More often than not, many of these black historical figures have had their disabilities hushed or obliterated when talking about their exploits.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman is known for her work in helping blacks escape from slavery in the South to freedom in the North but many people do not know that she was disabled.

Tubman was born a slave in Maryland and suffered a traumatic head wound when a slave owner threw a…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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