Embracing Our Unique Abilities | Wuri Handayani | TEDxUGM – Video

Embracing Our Unique Abilities | Wuri Handayani | TEDxUGM – Video

In the TEDxUGM video titled “Celebrating Abilities in All of Us,” Wuri Handayani shares her inspiring journey of resilience and determination in the face of a life-changing accident that left her paralyzed. Wuri’s dreams of becoming an adventurous scientist were shattered after a mountain accident in 1993, but she refused to let her disability define her. Despite facing rejection and discrimination, Wuri pursued higher education, becoming a lecturer and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. Her experience studying in the UK exposed her to a more inclusive and supportive environment, where disabled individuals could thrive. Wuri believes that education is key to empowering individuals with disabilities and urges universities like UGM to establish disability services to ensure equal opportunities for all students. Through her story, Wuri inspires others to challenge societal perceptions and celebrate the abilities of all individuals, regardless of their physical limitations.

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Discover the incredible journeys of those who’ve triumphed over adversity. From overcoming the biggest challenge to achieving greatness, these speakers share stories of resilience, empowerment, and breaking barriers. let’s celebrating the strength within us all.

#Breakingbarriers Wuri Handayani is tenacious educator who overcome adversity, aspired to teach despite a life-changing accident, and faced multiple challenges on her path to becoming a lecturer. She graduated with honors and pursued her Ph.D. in the UK This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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Video “Celebrating Abilities in All of Us | Wuri Handayani | TEDxUGM” was uploaded on 05/07/2024 to Youtube Channel TEDx Talks