Zuly speaker and painter, who overcame abuse, her physical limits and insecurities
Zuly Sanguino was born in Colombia in December 1989 with the condition called Tetra-amelia syndrome, an extremely rare genetic condition that effects in the limbs were not developed properly in the womb. She is one of six, but her three brothers and two sisters did not suffer from the condition.
She was later actively speaking and involving in community visits and charity events where she could share her story. Her voice has started to spread around the world through documentaries, interviews and articles by major media companies. Her story has now been written in more than 30 languages around the world. Her paintings have been exhibited in various shows, and are mostly centered around the themes that she’s really passionate about – nature and the environment.
It’s been a difficult life for this woman who has been subjected to bullying, sexual abuse and even contemplated suicide. But Zuly has proven that she is bigger than those challenges and is now a professional painter and a successful public speaker, hoping to inspire others to overcome the hurdles they face in life.