Inspiringly referred to as “Iron Lady of Pakistan,” Muniba Mazari is indeed a strong lady after all that she has been through. She was named one of BBC’s “100 Most Inspirational Women in 2015” and the next year, Muniba was featured in Forbes’ “30 under 30.”
After surviving a tragic car accident, Muniba was left paralyzed from the hip down. At the age of 21, she suffered from the crushed backbone and multiple fractures to her arm, shoulder, ribs, and collarbone. She questioned her existence in the world when doctors diagnosed that she would not be able to either walk or give birth.
“…that day I decided that I’m going to live life for myself. I am not going to be that perfect person for someone. I am just going to take this moment and I will make it perfect for myself, that I’m going to fight my fears,” Muniba shared.
Her realizations help Muniba finds the new purpose of life despite being a bed-ridden for two years. She transformed her experiences into powerful speeches that keep on inspiring people all over the world for nine years now.
“You know, when you end up being in the wheelchair, what’s the most painful thing. People think that they will not be accepted by the people because we in the world perfect people are imperfects. So I decided to appear more in public,” she said.
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Her influence in Pakistan continues to grow as she works as an anchor at Pakistan Television Corporation. She has also worked on campaigns for Toni&Guy and refuses to portray herself as a victim of circumstance.
This “Iron Lady of Pakistan” believes in ‘turning adversity into opportunity’ and keeps on her mission to inspire the same in others.
As Pakistan’s first wheelchair-using artist and first female Goodwill Ambassador, this 29-year old proves that determination will get you through anything.
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