Arunima, now a City lawyer, describes how she’s navigated life as a wheelchair user since she was diagnosed with nerve cancer in her spine, and given just a few weeks to live.
Her brilliant, personal journey takes us from the comforting environment of her home, through some grey days of bullying at school, then the fun-filled years at Cambridge University; a period of life which really kick-started her journey to find true independence.
After University, Arunima plunged head-first into life in London, where she navigated new challenges in terms of living alone, demanding, high-paced jobs, transport and accessibility.
She now advocates for inclusivity and equal opportunities in employment for disabled people.
Arunima explains the freedom she began to feel with her first Whizz-Kidz powerchair and how it allowed her to feel more empowered and confident to speak out about injustices.
From dating to the world of work and collaborating with the Barbie brand, listen to how Arunima is working hard to change mindsets, ensuring wheelchair users no longer remain the “ignored minority”.