Meet - Jessikah Inaba, at age 23, she became UK's first blind black Barister, after qualifying for the Bar on 13 October 2022.
She completed a though 5 year course using Braille to read legal texts and at one point ended up in hospital after working herself to breaking point to achieve her dream.
Jessikah is completely blind due to the eye condition bilateral microphthalmia, which results in babies being born with smaller than usual eyes.
She holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB), a Master of Law (LLM) and a Bar Practice Course (BPC) from The University of Law, London.
"I always believed in myself from the start - there’s nothing about me which means this isn’t possible."
"I know I can do this job really well, and the more people like me who go through training the easier it will become."
“It’s a really good feeling, I know I’m giving hope to others in similar situations to mine."
UK's first blind black Barister“There’s a triple glazed glass ceiling. I’m not the most common gender or colour, and I have a disability, but by pushing through I’m easing the burden on the next person like me," said Barrister Jessikah Inaba.
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