This may be one of our most inspirational episodes ever.
Being a Person With Disability or a PWD like today’s guest, Krissy Bisda, can really be challenging, even in today’s advanced world.
Criselda Bisda or “Krissy” Bisda became totally blind or visually impaired (the politically correct term) due to a rare condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa just before entering college.
You will hear from Krissy the difficulties, struggles and even, yes, discrimination she experienced as she continued to pursue college, corporate jobs and then eventually freelancing.
But despite all those trials, Krissy persevered and you’ll learn how she survived those speed bumps and ran through many, many walls to become the accomplished young woman that she is now.
Here are her list of achievements to date:
- Graduated of Philippine Women’s University with a degree in Psychology.
- Worked 7 years as an HR recruitment and Marketing Strategist at Teletech.
- Worked as an HR officer for an international retail brand.
- Currently a freelance Researcher and disability consultant for a research project funded by the Australian Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- Currently a freelance English coach for foreign nationals.
- Currently a freelance content writer
- Currently a freelance volunteer doing HR and Training for a local PWD organization called Project WIRED (Work Innovation through Resource Enabled Development).
- What you need to know about Retinitis Pigmentosa.
- The importance of having supportive family, friends, co-workers and teachers for PWDs.
- How she survived college.
- The value of having great negotiation skills.
- How Krissy dealt with constant discrimination in school and at work.
- The impact of RA 7277 or the Magna Carta for Persons With Disabilities for PWDs in the Philippines.
- Her challenges and opportunities in working for those PWD friendly companies.
- What led Krissy to freelancing.
- How Krissy was able to get work.
- Tips on how to write the perfect resumes.
- The awesome tools that she uses to be able to work, use the computer and her smart phone.
- What she does for Project WIRED.
- How YOU can help Project WIRED.
Tools for PWDs
Links and Resources
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- RA 7277 or the Magna Carta for Persons With Disabilities for PWDs
- National Council on Disability Affairs
- Please like the Facebook Page of Project Wired
- Dr. Rex Bernardo
- To help Project WIRED, please contact Krissy Bisda at (632) 239-3547 or +63905-2892316
- Email Krissy at [email protected]
- Thanks to my podcast editor Riche Atos for this splendid podcast episode. If you need superior podcast editing, I would highly recommend Riche. You may reach her at [email protected]
“Education is not a privilege, it’s our right “
“In order to excel, it’s either your equal or you surpass others. “
“Don’t give them too much personal information; don’t give these employers reasons to discriminate you.”
“Ito yung example ng equality na, when you create a product you make sure that your catering to everyone. “
“Having a disability, is not an ordeal, it’s not a night mare, it’s simply part of our selves, of our bodies, and it shouldn’t stop there. Continue motivating yourself to do good things and try your very best to become successful in your life.”
“Having a disability is not the end of the world.”
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