The Active Amputee Weekend Edition - If I Can movie with Anoushé Husain

When you do something you never thought was ever possible (picture copyright by Ben Grubb and courtesy of Anoushé Husain))
When you do something you never thought was ever possible (picture copyright by Ben Grubb and courtesy of Anoushé Husain)

Women In Adventure Film Competition 2019

Anoushé Husain has been a regular contributor the The Active Amputee. she has recently been featured in a short film that will run in the "Women In Adventure Film Competition 23019". Here is what Anoushé has to tell. 


"Over the summer I went for my first proper outdoor climbing trip. The idea of being so far away from home, in a completely new environment with my health being so erratic was terrifying. It took a lot of planning from two of my amazing friends who took all the variable into account to make my trip as easy as possible.


We have captured my trip and the challenges in a small video that’s been submitted for a film festival. We share the barriers and fear ahead of the trip and the challenges I experience during it. But see for yourself."


Guest post by Anoushé Husain. Anoushé was born missing her right arm below the elbow, is living with multiple health conditions, is a cancer survivor, a Muslim and coming from an ethnic minority. She has never let what society or culture thinks she should do limit her or dictate the direction of her life. She is constantly breaking the mould and challenging not only her own beliefs about her own potential but also that of society and her own culture.


Further Reading

Differently abled, yes! But inspirational?


I'm not sure how many times I have been called inspirational in my life. If I was given a penny for every time, I'd have a mansion by now. The word makes me hugely uncomfortable and I know I'm not the only one who is different that feels this. Let's dig a bit deeper and work out why I feel the way I do. read more

How I choose to live my life!


Hi, I’m Anoushe. I’m a woman, a public speaker, born missing my right arm below the elbow, a Muslim and have a few invisible health issues but work full time. None of that matters. What matters is how I choose to live my life. read more


Look beyond what we can see!


Anoushé Husain explores the challenges people with invisible disabilities face in their day to day lives. She builds a strong argument for finally creating those badly needed safe spaces that allow honest, constructive and healthy conversations. Food for thought to create more inclusive societies. read more