All about reporter Fatima


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Reported by Fatima

Published on Friday, May 21st, 2021

All about reporter Fatima


Audio Stories Microreports

Written by Fatima

Published on Friday, May 21st, 2021

My name is Fatima Begum.  I’m from Bangladesh but I was born in the United Kingdom.

The most important thing that has happened in my life is getting my own flat. I now have my own space and the independence to do the things that I had been waiting to do for a long time. This has made me who I am today. 

My Dad has always supported me to have independence in my life and for that reason I consider him a hero.

In terms of the future, the thing I want to do is let people know how I feel when they upset me without meaning to.


LISTEN: Fatima shares five things that are important to her as an independent woman who lives in her own home.

Written by Fatima


My name is Fatima Begum My background is that I’m from Bangladesh 🇧🇩 but originally I was born in the United Kingdom. Like millions of other people, I learned how to use Zoom last year so I could communicate with people during the lockdowns. Though I was happy that I’d learned about it, I was concerned that some other Disabled people were not benefitting from Zoom either because they didn’t have the right equipment or because they weren’t being shown how to use it. I realised that without video-chats, many Disabled people would be feeling lonely, especially during the lockdowns. So I decided to use the skills and confidence I gained on a CDA leadership programme to do what I could to change this.  Since learning about Zoom during the pandemic I now appreciate how important it is to be connected to people online. After taking part in community journalism training with Camden Disabled Voices I have learned how to record my own voice which is a new skill for me. I’m happy to share my stories on the website and it gives other people the chance to read about me and my thoughts.

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