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We’re The Superhumans! #WATWB


Welcome to the “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ). The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by five co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Simon Falk, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Inderpreet Uppal, Damyanti Biswas and Sylvia Stein.We are also looking for bloggers to help co-host. If you are interested in joining our team please contact me here!

I’m always interested in hearing stories about those individuals who break stereotypes, especially when someone is labelled disabled. Instead of feeding the stereotype many decide to follow their passions and do what they love despite what people “expect”. These individuals believe and achieve!

A Cannes winning advertisement to promote Channel 4’s broadcast of the 2016 Summer Paralympics  “We’re the Superhumans” features disabled people of various backgrounds performing various activities. Set to a performance of the Sammy Davis Jr. song “Yes I Can” by a band consisting of musicians with disabilities the video proves that in fact with the right attitude anything is possible!

We’re The Superhumans

“The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.” ~ Tony Robbins

29 thoughts on “We’re The Superhumans! #WATWB”

  1. Hi Belinda – I haven’t seen all the Channel 4 films on the superheroes … but this didn’t show here – ridiculous as I’m in the UK … but for anyone else perhaps you couldn’t get the link to work … here’s another link for the Rio Olympics ….

    They are quite extraordinary … and I wrote a few blog posts in Aug and Sept 2012 (London Olympics) when the Para Olympics really took took hold …

    Inspirational and Admirable in all their endeavours … incredible achievements – and I’m so glad Channel 4 tv here in the UK have showcased all the disability sports … cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks so much Hilary! I think it was actually just an ad but wouldn’t a film have been wonderful? Thanks for posting that link! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂


  2. This is a great video and thank you for sharing it here with us. I always wanted to participate in We Are The World Blogfest, but couldn’t due to professional commitments, but glad that I am doing it this month, finally. A very inspiring composition highlighting the never dying human spirit.

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  3. Belinda, that is an excellent video! These people are strong of spirit and body, willing to fight for an active and happy life. I applaud them and the people that organize the paralympics to showcase what we all can do with a disability and the courage that is within each of us.

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  4. I’ve seen this video a few days back and it absolutely amazes me that we have this kind of talent around. They are the true superheroes because it requires all you have and much more to achieve what they have achieved. Kudos and more power to them. And thank you for highlighting their achievements and talents. Great, motivating post!

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  5. We all have some kind of challenge in our lives. This video shows that some individuals have overcome physical challenges and gone beyond to share their passions. Thanks for sharing and for being a part of #WATWB

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