Overcoming a disability to teach others
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100 Women: Huynh Thi Xam on overcoming a disability to help others

Because of her disability, Huynh Thi Xam only learned to write in her teenage years, using her feet. Now, as a librarian, she's helping other disabled people - and is learning Braille to pass it on to those who are blind.

What is 100 Women?

BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. In 2017, we're challenging them to tackle four of the biggest problems facing women today - the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, harassment in public spaces and sexism in sport.

With your help, they'll be coming up with real-life solutions and we want you to get involved with your ideas. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use #100Women


  • 10 Oct 2017
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