My success at Wimbledon motivates me to achieve even more, and to serve as an inspiration to Kenyan children. I hope to bring awareness to the need for funding and facilities here, to better enable other young kids to play tennis.
As women continue to join the ranks of truck drivers in Argentina, I want to see companies evolve and rid the workplace of discrimination. Women need protections during pregnancy. Facilities for female drivers must be created, and we need to see a reduction in pay disparities. We must also generate better pathways for women to join the field.
I grew up under the stars but not like this. I never saw that many stars, completely untouched by light pollution, brightening up the sky at once. Placing my sleeping bag on the slanted, rocky ground, I climbed in and looked up, only for my eyes to be enveloped by the magic of a meteor shower happening right above me.
At 7:00 p.m., I readied to leave for the summit. We began walking but my sherpa fell ill. Surrounded by difficulty and danger, I felt extremely stressed. This is the place where people die. I had to keep going so I left without my guide.
On June 3, 2011, police moved us from the station to Chikurubi Maximum Prison. The correctional officers asked me to change into prison clothes. They used a horse pipe to unlock my handcuffs and took off my sticky clothes. As they tortured me for days in prison, blood covered my body.
While treatment and containment formed a major part of my daily work, sometimes it would just involve talking to the person. Considering the distress they have been through, some people just need to talk, narrating to us what happened to them or what worries them.
At five years old, I paraded around the house with my siblings. With a closet full of costumes, I grabbed the Hannah Montana wig, my mom's heels, and any accessories I could find. I pretended to stroll down catwalk.