Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins

Perhaps technology is revealing now, what has always been a truth, that everyone has something rare and powerful to offer our society.

Aimee Mullins

Maybe that’s what adversity gives us, a sense of self, a sense of our own power.

Aimee Mullins

We are marked, of course, by a challenge, whether physically, emotionally, or both, and I’m going to suggest that this is a good thing.

Aimee Mullins

Adversity isn’t an obstacle that we need to get around in order to resume living our life. It’s part of our life.

Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins is a successful actress, model and speaker. Her early sports achievements were in softball, skiing, and track. She has set world records for the long jump, 100m and 200m. This would be extraordinary for anyone, but Aimee was born without shin bones and had her legs amputated below the knee by age 1.

Clearly, this did not stop her. She had empowering adults along the way who opened the door to seeing herself, not as damaged, but as strong and capable. A point of view she wholeheartedly embraced. Her perspective on adversity as an opportunity is a direct result of her life experiences.

An intelligent woman, she has spoken at TED 3 times and  has been included by the Women’s Museum in Dallas, Texas as one of the “Greatest Women of the 20th Century”. She won a full academic scholarship to and is a graduate of Georgetown University. Aimee is a strong advocate for seeing people, not their disability.

 

 

 

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