Author archive: markesho

Disability
Rotary & End Polio Now
15th November 2018
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Rotary, through its End Polio Now campaign, has done a lot of work to rid the world of polio forever. It has been partnered in this campaign by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This campaign has been so successful that as of November 2018 only three countries still have cases of polio. These are […]
Biography Life
Self Reflection
6th July 2018
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Self-Reflection: I’m looking at the man in the mirror. “Take a look at yourself, and then make a change” – Michael Jackson Self-reflection is something that I believe needs to be learned; many view it as a thing that needs to be discovered. To take a logical approach, it can be a process of making […]
Biography
Anxious About Book Release
11th June 2018
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Will the release of my biography change peoples’ perceptions of me? I have finally achieved one of my lifelong goals of completing my autobiography. I do have an enormous sense of achievement with my autobiography in its final stages. It helped me reflect on my journey in terms of how far I have come. However, […]
Biography
I Can. I Will. Promotional Video
10th June 2018
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With the upcoming launch of my biography, I thought that it would be a more powerful tool to promote it via a video. The video itself is a collaboration between my son and me – Ren. It was a traumatic ordeal in itself. Ren did not know the full extent of my life story. However, […]
Biography Life
Summer Book Launch
1st March 2018
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Summer Book Launch
  Over the past year, I’ve been working on writing my biography. It’s not been an easy task, but it has been rewarding. The book is now 80% complete, and I am excited to say that we are hoping for a summer launch! It is a story of struggle and hard work, but it is […]
Disability
Being disabled is easy
5th December 2017
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Being disabled is easy. It is society that makes it hard. As a physically disabled individual it’s fair to society that the “able-bodied” society struggle to fully accept me just as I am. Recently someone shared that “Society accepts physical disability, for example, those in wheelchairs but still struggle to accept those with mental illnesses.” […]
Disability Life
The Late Effects Of Polio
24th October 2017
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So what are the late effects of polio (aka post-polio syndrome)? In a nutshell, Mr polio knocks twice! The first time he comes around, he totally messes you up, or should I be using the F-word? The extent to which you get messed up depends on how lucky or unlucky you are. Some people get […]
Being Black Disability
“The Double Whammy of being Black and Disabled”
3rd October 2017
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The Equality Act’s aim is to protect individuals who fall into the following categories: age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity. I’ve often joked that because I fall into two of the above categories, life should be a breeze. Positive discrimination ought to work […]
Being Black Business
It’s a “Black” Thing
11th October 2016
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It’s a “Black” Thing I was asked an interesting question the other day – There are lots of thriving Asian enterprises but very few successful black business. Why is this? It is something I’ve been thinking about and what I’m about to say may be controversial, but it is true! Apologies if I offend anyone. […]
Business
What makes a successful entrepreneur. And why so many fail in business!
5th May 2016
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