WATCH | Wheelchair-bound dancer inspires the differently-abled through movement

2019-12-21 14:01
Five fierce women challenge the stereotypes around disability. (News24)

Five fierce women challenge the stereotypes around disability. (News24)

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Twenty-nine-year-old Nadine Mckenzie never knew dance was an option for people living with disabilities. Her mindset quickly changed when she was introduced to the art form as a child.

Mckenzie's life took a drastic turn when she was hit by a drunk driver at the tender age of two. She was left wheelchair-bound after she was paralysed from her waist down.

She was introduced to dance at the age of 11 when she became involved in integrated ballroom dancing at school.

Today she is one of the founders of Unmute Dance Company which prides itself on performances by artists who have mixed abilities and disabilities.

Apart from Mckenzie, News24 spoke to four other women who are also challenging stereotypes and carving a niche for themselves in a world that isn't always kind to disabled people

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