As part of Disabled History Month, we are celebrating the achievements of disabled women to ensure that herstory is heard too.
Born in July 1980, Jhamak Ghimire, is a disabled Nepali writer.
She taught herself to read, and writes using her left foot. Her writings and poetry are widely acclaimed, and she has won several awards including the Madan Puraskar (the most popular award given to the writer for his or her contribution in Nepalese Literature). She is considered an inspirational literary figure in Nepal and beyond.