Sabrina Sultana blogs from Bangladesh and she loves to write. She is one of the millions of bloggers in this world who express themselves using internet. But Sabrina is not like others; she blogs with her heart.
You might wonder, how can that be true! The reality is that her hands are not active as ours, she can only strike the keys with her two functioning fingers. But her heart is always beating to express herself through writing.
If you want to know about Sabrina and her blog, then let us start the Journey from Chittagong, the port city of Bangladesh where Sabrina was born and currently resides.
From her childhood Sabrina loved to write. An article in The Daily Azadi, a local newspaper of Chittagong reveals that Sabrina’s first article was published in 1998 in the Daily Azadi’s popular feature page. The title of that story was “dream never comes true”. The girl used to swing her long braid and enliven the house with her naughty deeds. But she started to became disabled from seven years when a disease called “muscular dystrophy” attacked her. Gradually this disease destroyed the movement power of her muscles.
She started to face new challenges as she eventually lost her mobility. She left school and was forced to confine herself within the four corners of a room. But her mind was still awake. When internet arrived Sabrina saw an opportunity to look beyond the wall and she started writing again. You may ask, when her muscles cannot work properly, how can she write? Blogger Md. Jakir hosain explains in a post titled name “let Sabrina be an example” :
“A blogger needs sufficient physical fitness along with the inflow of stream of thoughts. The power of the eyes is also a key. Combined with the strength of the hand and the dancing power of the finger, these Human tools create words on the keyboard. Sabrina feels pain when she uses her fingers. I asked her: “what problems do you face while writing?” She answered humbly: “not much. But after typing a while pain engulfs the writing fingers. Sometimes I cannot bear the pain. Then I stop for a while, then start again. I still feel the pain but I get used to it and I don’t stop. For example, an idea resides in my head but it may take 15 days to publish the story”. I look at my healthy fingers and ask her; “Isn’t it more convenient that you speak, and someone else writes?” She answers: “it’s better for me if I do this simple task myself”.
She speaks for those who are deprived of their rights to lead a normal life. She expresses concern about the rights for the disabled and raises her voice for those who may not express their pains to the world. Sabrina also writes about her own feelings with simple but magical words.
In her “profile”, she describes herself:
She wrote an open letter to the prime minister of Bangladesh in one of her blog posts urging: