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“I’m Not your inspiration, thank you very much”: Handicapped Stella Young, a comedian and journalist

Posted on: February 19, 2018

“I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much”: Handicapped Stella Young, a comedian and journalist

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m afraid I’m going to disappoint you dramatically. I am not here to inspire you. I am here to tell you that we have been lied to about disability.

Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t 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.”

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxSydney, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

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1 Response to "“I’m Not your inspiration, thank you very much”: Handicapped Stella Young, a comedian and journalist"

In a Tough time in my life it’s I was motivated by her talk it just validated my thoughts I never felt so ok with myself

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