Deepa Malik: Defying the odds and reshaping perceptions
Deepa shares a list of common misconceptions and stereotypes that exist about differently-abled individuals Photograph: (WION)
Deepa Malik is the first female Indian athlete ever to win a medal at the Paralympic Games. She bagged a Silver medal in this year’s shot put event.
In 1999, a spinal tumour left Deepa confined to a wheelchair. However, she did not let the condition stop her from pursuing her passion for adventure sports.
Now, a successful entrepreneur, an award-winning athlete and a record-breaking swimmer, she is a true fighter and an inspiration.
In this special segment of Konversations, Deepa talks to us about the common misconceptions and stereotypes that exist about differently-abled individuals.