Anoushé Husain- The Impossible is Possible
Anoushé Husain is a British para-climbing champion (ranked 3rd in the UK!) who is an inspiration and mentor to others! She was born with a lower limb difference on her right arm but this has not stopped her from achieving so many goals!
"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."
Keep reading to find out more about Anoushé!
Anoushé is a Civil Servant for the Department of Education, as well as a para-climber. She became a para-climber as a way to rehabilitate post-cancer treatment. In an interview with Women In Sport, she explains her move from swimming to martial arts and then climbing, as it had a better chance of progression. She thanks one of her longtime friends for encouraging her to get into the sport and helped her consider it as an option.
She has become more well-known due to working with ‘Ehlers Danlos Support UK’ and ‘LimbPower’, as well as campaigning and speaking about joining the sport despite their physical differences. She has also "founded ‘Paraclimbing London’, an initiative to make climbing more accessible for people of all abilities and backgrounds.
She also works with ‘Grit&Rock’, a foundation aiming to get girls from socially deprived backgrounds empowered through climbing and she was most recently featured in the Alternative Rich List." She has become an ambassador for others, as she felt that she lacked influential figures that were relevant to her when she was younger.
She has won numerous awards and it is clear to see why! Her awards include the Sunday Times' Asian Woman of Achievement for Sport Award, Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration and was on the Sunday Times Alternative Rich List.
Anoushé is a great inspiration to us and we hope she has inspired you to try out climbing no matter your ability or background!