Beyond the Finish Line with Anjali Forber-Pratt
Paralympic athlete Anjali Forber-Pratt took time out of her busy training schedule to talk to MIUSA about how athletics can be an avenue for international exchange, leadership, and citizen diplomacy.
Play the embedded video below or watch on YouTube to listen to an interview with Paralympic athlete, disability advocate, and world traveler Anjali Forber-Pratt (captions available). As Anjali describes her life as a Paralympic athlete and as a citizen diplomat, a photo slideshow displays pictures of Anjali competing using her racing wheelchair, holding up her medals, interacting with wheelchair racers in Ghana and people in India, and speaking at conferences. Photos of Anjali courtesy of Anjali Forber-Pratt.
Anjali Forber-Pratt is an American athlete who has competed in the Paralympic Games in both London and Beijing as well as the International Paralympic World Championships in New Zealand.
While in Ghana, Anjali (right) used her time to discuss human rights with local leaders and how sports can unite people of all abilities and backgrounds.
Besides standing out as a competitive wheelchair racer, Anjali also earned her doctorate degree in Human Resource Education at the University of Illinois and demonstrates a strong commitment to disability outreach at home and abroad. She has been involved with international projects in India, Bermuda, and Ghana, where she conducted wheelchair track clinics and raised the level of awareness on disability policy and education.
"I’ve never been one who likes traditional rules—and I am changing the world every second I am here."