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Anoushé Husain - para-climber, Ambassador for @limbpower and public speaker, #AWA2017 winner

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Anoushé is a champion for all those experiencing barriers and self-limiting beliefs.

Born missing her right arm below the elbow, living with multiple health conditions, a cancer survivor, a Muslim and coming from an ethnic minority, Anoushé 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.

She has become a role model to anyone facing a self-limiting belief or barrier and is sharing her journey to help others unlock their potential. Anoushé candidly talks about her life, how she has remained resilient in the face of huge obstacles and talks about issues that we as a society do not talk about enough. In particular, Anoushé highlights the plight of those stigmatised by society in order to change the misconceptions around these groups. She is heavily driven by teaching others learn to shed their self-limiting beliefs and help empower them to reach their potential.

A policy advisor by day, Anoushé is currently ranked 2nd in the UK as a paraclimber in just a year of training. She is also an Ambassador for LimbPower, the leading charity for amputees and those with limb differences.

Anoushé is the 2017 Asian Women of Achievement Award winner for Sport.


“Energetic, charismatic and overflowing with enthusiasm and a force for good. Anoushé Husain has overcome immense challenges of her own and yet she’s determined to have a positive impact on others.”

Judges of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards


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Show notes

  • Who is Anoushé? - Living a diverse life!

  • Being born in Luxembourg, speaking multiple languages and growing up sporty

  • Dealing with heath issues, from being born with one arm, to have cancer and suffering from a genetic disorder

  • Getting in contact with - Reach a UK based charity

  • The concept of being different?

  • Sports at a young age and their impact on self confidence

  • Dealing with discrimination and being treated fairly

  • Getting diagnosed with cancer at 22

  • Entering a surgical cycle and the impact on her life

  • Living in a cycle of fear and being afraid of what was going to happen next? How much worst is it going to get?

  • The impact on her career and her Masters course

  • Crossing the line and becoming a cancer patient

  • Scanxiety

  • Making the move to London

  • Where does her resilience come from?

  • “If you fall - you get back up”

  • Climbing & wanting to get to the top of the route

  • Needing to find a way to get her arm better

  • Let’s go try!

  • Learning about the British Mountaineering Council - Para-climbing Series

  • Being ranked 2nd in her category

  • When there is pain there must be something you can learn from it

  • Being able to forget the world and all her problems

  • Getting over self-limiting beliefs

  • Not wanting to rest

  • Taking time off from climbing

  • Blogging for - This Girl Can campaign

  • Final words of advice

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