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Anoushé Husain - Para-climber, cancer survivor & co-founder of Para Climbing London!

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Anoushé works as a civil servant, and also writes, speaks and campaigns to encourage people that sport can be done by everyone, regardless of physical capabilities. Anoushé was born missing her right arm below the elbow, has survived cancer, and lives with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Anoushé continues to be a role model and is an ambassador for ‘LimbPower’, the leading amputee and limb different charity, and for ‘Ehlers Danlos Support UK’. Anoushé has helped to encourage more women and girls to get into climbing by sharing her story through, ‘This Girl Can Climb’ campaign. Last year Anoushé decided she wanted to do more and helped to co-found ‘Paraclimbing London’, an initiative to make climbing more accessible for people of all abilities and backgrounds, they currently have over 160 members of all abilities.

Anoushé continues to works with ‘Grit&Rock’, a foundation which aims to get girls from socially deprived backgrounds empowered through climbing. During this podcast, we catch up with Anoushé and find out what she’s been up to since we last spoke with her in October 2017.

You can listen to Anoushé on the Tough Girl Podcast and Tough Girl Podcast Extra. New episodes are every Tuesday at 7am UK time.

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Show Notes

  • Finding out more about Anoushé Husain

  • Dealing with multiple health conditions

  • How Covid has impacted on her life

  • Focusing on what she can control

  • Making sure that she is ok

  • Having to social distance to the extreme

  • Looking for the positives in the situation

  • Dealing with a knee dislocation and having mobility problems

  • The importance of climbing on a regular basis

  • Training for a secret special project!

  • Maintaining a positive focus and overcoming obstacles

  • Getting outside for a short walk

  • Meeting her fiancé and getting married

  • Reflecting back on 2018 and outdoor climbing!

  • Making a short film - If I Can

  • The difference and challenges of climbing outside

  • Ranking 3rd in the UK for her category

  • Reflecting back on the past 3 years and changes to climbing

  • Para Climbing London

  • Blok Fest

  • Feeling the pressure to perform when climbing

  • Dreams and ambitions for the future

  • Wanting to cater for more people with mental health conditions

  • Why it's ok to climb in a three

  • Plans for 2020

  • Quick Fire Questions


Social Media

Instagram @anoushehusain


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