“I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much”

June 25, 2014 § 1 Comment

Commonwealth Care Alliance would like to share a thought-provoking – and very entertaining – video concerning societal views on people with disabilities.

In a “TED Talk,” comedian and journalist Stella Young examines the tendency of many to look at people with disabilities as “objects of inspiration.” In truth, she says, living with a disability is not a bad thing, and it does not make you exceptional.

http://www.ted.com/talks/stella_young_i_m_not_your_inspiration_thank_you_very_much

 

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§ One Response to “I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much”

  • Mallory says:

    I loved this so much. I believe that we actually do a disservice to people with disabilities by not holding them to the same standards as we do other young people, growing up. Although it may take more support, or time, they can achieve great things that ARE worthy of recognition, not just getting up in the morning and knowing his or her own name (although we all have those days, when I consider that a great accomplishment 🙂 )

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