Designer Nayana Ascharya Peiris has been named among the BBC's 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.
Ashcharya Peiris was on her way home from work at a bank when a bomb blast left her blind in 2000. She lost her job to her disability but ended up fulfilling her dream of becoming a fashion designer by describing her designs to a seamstress.
She was a finalist in Sri Lanka's Up & Coming Fashion Designer competition, and is now a motivational speaker in garment factories, inspiring young women to follow their own dreams.
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