GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 8 - Page 39

INTERVIEW WITH KIRSTEN KESTER ...a globetrotter, blogger, artist and oh yeah, she’s in a wheelchair I believe travelling enriches my life in a way nothing else can. I think travelling contributes to increased understanding and tolerance and I love the idea of everybody getting such a chance. I was born with a rare handicap called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. It affects my ability to walk and therefore I use a wheelchair. My handicap seldom affects my life in a negative way. That means I don’t let my handicap control my life but of course it will affect it. It’s not as if I can say today I will climb this mountain and forget about the wheelchair. But I can and do say; today I want to go up that mountain and then I will figure out a way to get up the mountain. I met my husband Dieter in 1991 and ever since he has been my reliable and lovely traveling partner. Colosseum. Rome