Aimee Mullins: The Opportunity of Adversity
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.
Excerpt from TED talk video…
"The question isn’t whether you’re going to meet adversity, but how…"
"All you really need is one person to show you the epiphany of your own power, and you’re off. If you can hand somebody the key to their own power — the human spirit is so receptive — if you can do that and open a door for someone at a crucial moment, you are educating them in the best sense.You’re teaching them to open doors for themselves. In fact, the exact meaning of the word “educate” comes from the root word “educe.” It means “to bring forth what is within, to bring out potential.” So again, which potential do we want to bring out?”