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Aimee Mullins:
The opportunity of adversity

TEDMED 2009 · 21:58 · Filmed Oct 2009
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Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity
21:58 · Filmed October 2009 at TEDMED 2009 · Subtitles available in 32 languages

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 shows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones — actually opens the door for human potential.

Athlete and actor
A record-breaker at the Paralympic Games in 1996, Aimee Mullins has built a career as a model, actor and advocate for women, sports and the next generation of prosthetics. Full bio
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