Mohammad Ali is a freshman at NYU Abu Dhabi from Pakistan, majoring in Legal studies and Philosophy. Ali has also done a lot of social work for women’s empowerment, transgender rights and the inclusion of people with mental and physical disabilities. He is passionate about uplifting socially marginalized groups and establishing equality in society. Ali’s talk is about the significance of treating people with disabilities equally and including them in the mainstream discourse. Ali argues that rather than the disabilities themselves, social biases and stigmas shackle people with disabilities and hinder their ability to flourish in society. His talk is filled with personal anecdotes and his insights on this complex issue.