Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity

The thesaurus might equate “disabled” with synonyms like “useless” and “mutilated,” but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she hows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones — actually opens the door for human potential.


2 thoughts on “Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity

  1. I’m so happy you got this video, and thank you for sharing it in your blog! 🙂 I immediately thought of you when I watched it in class. She is such a wise, eloquent speaker. I aspire to be a person that encompass all of these values in life. What a humbling experience! “The ability to overcome adversity is our most valuable asset”-couldn’t have said it better!

  2. this is such a powerful message that i no is so similiar to feelings you wish to share…i believe u will defy adversity. i wish everyone could watch this. such a unique view….i think we should all call up the thesaurus and sue!

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