That's a good response, I like it! Chip _____ From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barbara Lineberry Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: FW: The Opportunity of Adversity A remark on the picture caption accompanying this article, "You just don't look disabled". I remember years ago I accompanied Barbara Kiger, a local writer who is blind, to the TV studios where she was talking about Independence for the Blind (FIRE, The Lighthouse) and one of the news anchors said something like "You don't look blind" and Barbara responded "This is what blind looks like". I never have forgotten that. Barbara ----- Original Message ----- From: Chip <mailto:Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Orange To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:11 PM Subject: [tabi] FW: The Opportunity of Adversity Below is a link to an online video: _____ Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 11:57 AM Subject: The Opportunity of Adversity This is the story of Aimee Mullins, the record-setting athlete, actress and model. Aimee, who is missing both legs from the shin down, set world records in several track events at the Paralympics in 1996. In this powerful and poignant 22 minute video, Aimee speaks from her heart about society's use of the term "disabled" and the power of labels. Aimee says "It's society that disables an individual by not investing in enough creativity to allow for someone to show us the quality that makes them rare and valuable and capable." Aimee talks about the opportunity of adversity. http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/03/09/mullins.beyond.disability/index.html This should be shared.