Can you update your @instagram with your tongue? Every time I see Mariam do this, my jaw drops and hits the floor. She’s adapted to life without arms and has refused to be a victim of the crimes committed against her.

She works, she raises farm animals, she makes sweaters, she cleans the house, takes care of her family, she’s an activist and she also updates her social media here on Instagram. She’s also climbing Kilimanjaro in two weeks! I have infinite respect and admiration for her strength and resilience. And to top it off: she’s the sweetest woman I’ve ever met and has a laugh that brings a smile to your face every time you hear it. You’ve got this, Mariam! And we’ve got you. The countdown is on to the Climb for Albinism.


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