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Stella Young:
I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much

TEDxSydney · 9:16 · Filmed Apr 2014
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Stella Young: I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much
9:16 · Filmed April 2014 at TEDxSydney · Subtitles available in 27 languages

Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”

Comedian, journalist, activist
Stella Young is a comedian, disability advocate and the editor of Ramp Up, an online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Australia. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxSydney, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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