I write in response to your recent career advertisement. I am a disabled Nigerian female currently transitioning from a male body. People tell me I am physically attractive despite my height-to-weight ratio of 4’6’’ and 20 stone. Bigoted and prejudiced potential employers consider this a drawback, owing mainly to my inability to actually get out of bed of a morning. This “fat-shaming” has severely impacted on my mental well-being as I am sure you can imagine! I possess all my own teeth and a garishly framed copy of my degree in Voodoo and media-studies from Lagos University – which is certainly not a forgery I hasten to add! My friends advise me the BBC is an equal opportunities employer seeking to further their diverse work force, so I would like to apply for the post of financial controller if I may. I won’t actually be able to attend an interview in person of course, but rest assured I am more than capable of running the show via a lap-top perched on a cushioned bed tray! I do hope you will drop round for a chat about this, and would only add one further strand of diversity into the equation – which is my political leanings toward Donald Trump and capitalism. I’m sure such truly diverse employees are under-represented within the BBC so I expect to hear a positive response from you in the very near future!
Mzz Abimbo Mbezla.