[tabi] Re: FW: The Opportunity of Adversity

  • From: "djrogers0628" <djrogers0628@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 23:06:48 -0500

Very good point, Barbara; blind looks like a lot of things or isn't visible at 


Darla J. Rogers, B.A. M.S.

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Barbara Lineberry 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:50 PM
  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.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Chip 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.   

      This should be shared.

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