Grace Jerry

2015 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria

When she sings about her rights, the president listens

Find the biggest platform you can and add your voice.”

2015 Fellowship Alumna Grace Jerry, Nigeria
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2015 Fellowship Alumna Grace Jerry, a Nigerian gospel singer, has a big voice, and when speaking at the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit, she took full advantage of it. The journey that brought Grace to Washington began with personal tragedy 13 years ago, when she lost the use of her legs in an auto accident and learned how people with disabilities can be marginalized.

As she recovered, she decided to use her voice to advocate for others with disabilities. She said, “I want to shift the perception of people with disabilities from being viewed as those who need help to being viewed as human beings with rights.”

Learn more about her Mandela Washington Fellowship in this YALI Network blog post.

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