The inspiration is beyond national borders. For centuries, the world has witnessed the lives and journeys of many inspiring personalities and their strong will to defy all odds and create revolutions. Many examples come to mind, such as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, to name a few, who led their lives in service of their larger-than-life ideas and instilled in them a sense of devotion and wonder throughout their lives. generations.
We don’t need to go that far back in time to look for inspiring stories, since they are all around us. One such inspiring story is that of Muniba Mazari, the Iron Lady of Pakistan, which Sowndarya Kumaran shared on LinkedIn.
Who is Muniba Mazari?
Referring to her as a “true role model”, Sowndarya recounts Muniba’s journey from being paralyzed at the age of 21 to becoming a global voice for change and humanitarian causes around the world. Now recognized as an activist, model, presenter, artist, singer and motivational speaker, Muniba persevered through thick and thin when she lost both legs in an accident and dedicated her life to helping and motivating others.
The tragedy occurred in 2008 when Muniba and her now ex-husband were on a 600 km journey from Quetta in Balochistan to Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan’s Punjab province. While her now-ex-husband was able to flee the overturned car, Mazari was pinned under it and suffered serious injuries. The radius and ulna of her right arm (the long bones that run from the elbow to the wrist) were broken, all of her ribs were broken, and her liver and lungs were badly affected by damage to the legs. ribs, she informed her. the tribune.
Crediting his mother for giving him strength, Muniba said it was his mother’s support and reassurance with the quote “this too shall pass” that he first understood that heroes don’t belong to a particular gender. After being released from the hospital two and a half months later, Muniba overcame his personal fears and became a voice for women and people with disabilities. She sees her suffering as beautiful as it allows her to empathize with the suffering of others.
Source of inspiration
Sowndarya discovered Muniba through her video titled ‘We Are Perfectly Imperfect’ and has followed her as an inspiration ever since. She says Muniba instills hope and courage in people’s lives through her writing, music, and artistic expression, while also championing human rights, women’s rights, children’s education, and humanitarian issues in everyone.
While mentioning things to learn from Muniba, Sowndarya lists her favorite quotes and the lesson that stands out. She says that it is acceptable to cry and feel things while she states that giving up is not an option. Another lesson she learned is about the importance of experiencing failure and how it strengthens us while pushing us forward.
Muniba was included in Forbes’ list of ’30 Under 30′ and BBC’s ‘100 Women for 2015’. In December 2015, Muniba was also chosen as Pakistan’s first National UN Women Ambassador. Many people in Pakistan and around the world are inspired by her strength, tenacity and voice.