I am an award winning blogger who raises awareness on disability issues.

“Life Through The Disability Lens” was birthed out of frustration that there was no-one in my world who could truly understand my daily challenges. I created this blog as a safe space for me to share some of my experiences and thoughts relating to my disability.  Through this blog, I want the reader to gain insight into what my life with a disability is all about. I can’t guarantee you that all of the topics will be interesting but if I blog about it then it means it’s important to me.

In 2016,

  • I was featured in the Zimbabwe Achivers Magazine.
  • Nominated for the Zimbabwe International Womens’ Awards Blogger of the Year.
  • Featured on a BBC radio programme on Disability in Africa.
  • Won an AfroShine Australia Award for Excellence In Community Advocacy (Disability).
  • Interviewed on OzAfrican Tv.

Read, follow, comment, share and let’s have meaningful dialogue about disability issues.





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    1. hey Sabina, thank you for following my blog too and YES i love to laugh, it’s definitely one of my favourite things to do. God bless you too


    1. Thank you so much for reading!!!! Yes laughing is definitely one of my most favourite things to do EVERYDAY. A day without laughing is a day wasted in my books. Thank you for following my blog and i look follow to reading yours too 🙂


  1. Wow!! I bless this day for “stumbling” upon this blog!!! in my few years as a blogger I am not sure I have come across a blog that has “hit” me as hard as this…Thank you Colleen for opening my eye to issues concerning people with disability…now i must confess that I have many people with disability around me…the closest being an adopted brother who came into my family when i was already almost an adult…I actually before now thought I had a decent understanding of issues that people with disability face…i thought i “understood”…going through a few posts on your blog has blown a big hole in that balloon of my ignorance…I am now at ground zero…broken and ashamed with myself…
    today begins a new journey in my life to unlearn and relearn…and this is a good place for me to start (following this blog)…thank you again…thank you!

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    1. Man I am at a loss for words, truly I am. Firstly thank you so much for reading and following the blog. I appreciate it.

      I am so glad that the blog has challenged you and changed your perspective, that is after all my aim. If one person can come here, read and walk away having learnt something then my mission is accomplished.
      Again thank you!

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      1. Hey, it’s going well…I have been doing alot of thinking and planning…also researching…

        I have decided to approach the disability service of my varsity to volunteer my services…that is a start…hopefully will afford me a chance to listen to and interact more so I can learn and grow then we see how it goes from there…

        I am also thinking some campaign along the lines of the polished man (https://polishedman.com/page/about) or red thumb reminder (http://www.redthumbreminder.com/)…still need to put in more thoughts on it but yeah that where I am at the moment…and ofcourse I will blog about my journey in that direction…thank you again for “opening my eyes” to the need for this…still glad i “stumbled” upon your blog…

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  2. Hey Colleen.
    It’s great meeting a fellow Zimbabwean writer! I love it…..
    Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I will be back to read more of your journey.
    God bless you.


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