In my last post, I mentioned Erin Brown, an amazing woman I’ve met here in Nassau, Bahamas. Her story is incredible. And the timing for meeting her was great, because this month I’m launching a “Woman On The Move” post on my blog. Read and be inspired!
Erin is the founder of the Erin Brown Foundation, a Bahamian based not-for-profit organization that provides assistance for people with disabilities through financial assistance, educational resources, vocational provisions and adaptive equipment. A mother and an amputee from bone cancer eight years ago, she is dedicated to Disability Sports, breaking stereotypes through promoting awareness, and creating opportunities for people with disabilities to enhance their community at large. Here’s her story in her own words.
What makes you a “Woman on The Move”? I am seemingly incapable of keeping still. The fact that I’m driven to make a change in the future of persons with disabilities, no matter the risk, makes me a woman on the move. What makes me stand out is the decision I made to leave the legacy ‘Being normal is overrated!’ and to always ‘Dream Big and Live in Color.’
What is your biggest challenge? I have many challenges in my daily life. Time may just be my biggest challenge. From mommy duties, taking care of an aging parent, training everyday and working against the grain; time is not a luxury.
How do you find balance? Balance is a work in progress daily. I redefine the term “balance” with every item I check on my list. To help me find balance I demand my quiet time each day, whether it is before everyone wakes in the house or when everyone is asleep! I grab my moment and bask in it for it is dedicated to me, myself and I.
How do you get inspired? I am easily inspired. A smile, an item, a person, place or thing all these things inspire me. I recharge through discussions, thoughts, ideas and anything outdoors that require movement or interaction with others. Simply put; having a dream come into reality keeps me inspired, no matter how small it is. My dream is to be in the Paralympics 2016 in Rio De Janerio. Pushing to make this a reality is my inspiration.
Know an inspiring woman? Submit her story for inclusion on bahamamommyinc blog by emailing Yolanda Darville at firstname.lastname@example.org.