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Aimee Mullins

De Palma: The Director's Director Still Horrifies

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.11.2016 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow pay tribute to Brian De Palma in the best way possible in the documentary, De Palma, by showing his work. Wit...

9 Talks That Are a Great Introduction to TED

Kylie Dunn | Posted 10.18.2016 | Home
Kylie Dunn

It's not easy to convey just how fantastic TED Talks are and how life changing they have been in my life. So I thought that I should do a post for people who may not be familiar with TED.

Why We Need to Reshape What It Means to Be a Person With a Disability

Hannah Zack | Posted 09.04.2016 | Home
Hannah Zack

Growing up, my awkward gait and the obtrusive plastic knee-high braces covering both of my legs caused quite the conversation among my peers. I went to the local public school and was the only student with a physical disability.

ReThink Review: Young Ones -- Praying for Rain in the Sci-Fi West

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.17.2014 | Home
Jonathan Kim

Young Ones is one of my favorite movies of 2014, combining aspects of science fiction and Westerns with Greek and Shakespearean tragedy in a beautifully realized, utterly realistic, lived-in world with age-old themes that continue to echo throughout the human experience.

You're Not Supposed To Be Here

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe hear so much about respecting boundaries that we tend to forget there's a world of difference between violating them and simply testing them. Every breakthrough -- whether in science, in art or in a one-on-one relationship -- involves crossing a boundary. And not all boundaries are as hard to cross as they seem.

The Evolution Of The Modern Day Tool

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Gil Laroya

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf the device works and works well, is there really a need to make it look nice? Technology has a new edge in today's products -- not only do they have to work, but they also have to make us look good using them.

From Disabled To Super-Abled: Redefining What It Means To Be Physically Challenged And Human

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jim Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAll of a sudden, being disabled is akin to taking performance-enhancing drugs. We able-bodied people have gone from sympathetic to threatened by these supposedly less-able athletes.

Regardless Of Ability, Beauty Is An Advantage

Tony Phillips | Posted 10.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Tony Phillips

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe esteem nothing as highly as appearance, and, in a society that judges on the most superficial terms, finding a woman beautiful in fake legs is not growth; it's logic.

WATCH: What Is A 'Sexy Body'? This Remarkable Model's Photos Are Redefining That Answer

TEDTalks | Posted 10.22.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

What if you could choose body parts like you choose a pair of shoes? And what if these prosthetics could help you do new things and express new parts of yourself? Aimee Mullins shares what she calls the poetry of prosthetics.

The Inspirational Aimee Mullins

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Rivera

Most people faced with the challenges Aimee Mullins has faced would have crumpled up in a dark hole somewhere and felt sorry for themselves. Mullins...

Multiple Voices in Inspiring Essay Compilation

Donna Albergotti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Donna Albergotti

With infectious optimism, One Can Make a Difference ends up being a comforting, hopeful read for seemingly helpless times.