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This wheelchair blogger is changing attitudes towards disability through her powerful words

June 5, 2018

This young writer's perspective on the world of disability is winning her much praise!

Chalamalasetty Nikhila, a blogger has just released her first book, "The Day I Started Flying'. Her writing skills and message has got many people thinking.

Nikhila, who uses a wheelchair, says she wants the world to understand how to treat a person with a disability. She says that disabled people are treated in an incorrect manner most of the time. The forced sympathy and thoughtless questions can often be demoralizing she says.

Nikhila, who has studied commerce, is professional blogger. She has a site called www.nikkistalk.co.in where she writes about topics like beauty tips and food. She gives a lot of credit to her parents for not overwhelming her with sympathy and for treating her normally.

Nikhila says that she has established contacts with many disabled people through her blog. The readership of her blog has grown substantially and she is now able to make a living as a professional blogger. She has been approached by wedding websites and she has monetized her posts.

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