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Lyla Asif

Lyla Asif

Name: Lyla Asif
Age: 24
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Campaign: To encourage the South Asian community to be more accepting of people with disabilities

I have cerebral palsy, which means I walk with a limp. Sometimes it can vary from a no limp, to slight limp, to major limp.


I think there is a stigma attached to disability and other illnesses in the South Asian community because as soon as they see that you’ve got a visible difference, they immediately judge you and label you as ill.


Because I have a disability, they think that I’m unable to do anything by myself and I need to be looked after by my mum for the rest of my life.


When you grow up in a heavily Pakistani community, the girls are normally married off in their late teens, but because I’ve got a disability it was always said to me “you’ll be fine, you don’t need to worry about it because you’ll stay at home.”’


With Fixers I want to urge the South Asian community to be more accepting of people with disabilities.


Yes I’ve got a disability, yes I’m different, but I have just as much as a right to be here and exist as much as you, so don’t make me feel like I’m not worth something, when I am.


These Fixers helped me with this Fix:


Chloe Miller

Savannah Sharif

Ben Sykes

Emma Hindley

Teejay Brown

Amy Davis

I would like to thank Middlesex University for helping me with this Fix.


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