South Australian activist and entrepreneur shares extraordinary story of empowerment with disability

Emily Korir, activist, entrepreneur and South Australian icon-in-the-making launches her first book - a memoir chronicling her unusual and surprising life defined by defying all expectations and thriving after disability. The book, Against All Odds, is being launched with a gala event on March 8 2022, International Women’s Day, in Adelaide.

Emily Korir, activist, entrepreneur and South Australian icon-in-the-making launches her first book – a memoir chronicling her unusual and surprising life defined by defying all expectations and thriving after disability.

The book, Against All Odds, is being launched with a gala event on March 8 2022, International Women’s Day, in Adelaide, where guest speakers will also be honouring the importance of rising up in the face of adversity, and the need for change-makers like Korir to continue pushing the boundaries to empower not just individuals, but communities.

against all odds book cover

‘The opportunity to impact someone else’s life with my story is one I am incredibly grateful for. Being raised by a single mother in Kenya, leaving home to pursue education in a foreign environment, suffering a stroke at a young age and going through the journey of the long recovery – these are just some of the challenges that have shaped my perspective on facing obstacles – and overcoming them,” said Korir.

“The launch of my memoir is an incredible milestone for me. One that I never thought would be possible following my stroke. I am honoured to be able to share my story, and hope it will resonate with anyone who has ever felt marginalised. If I can help drive even the smallest bit of change to improve the lives of others, that will be a big achievement,” she said.

Emily Korir

The book launch will take place on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022, in Adelaide at the Hilton Hotel. The gala will feature African song & dance, special performances, guest speakers and a three course dining experience. This event is open to the public.

For tickets:

eventbrite.com.au/e/against-all-odds-official-book-launch-gala-tickets

Against All Odds is available now for pre-order:

amazon.com.au/dp/B09RWPP8KG

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