A disabled woman on her mission to achieve workplace equality for the ‘unhealthy’

In this mini-series, writer Laurie O’Garro talks to inspiring, marginalized women about the everyday hurdles they face. She reveals how they overcome them, and their aspirations for a more inclusive future.


Maria Alexandrou was diagnosed early in life with kidney disease. She was born in South Africa to Greek Cypriot parents and moved to England when she was five with her mother and older brother.