[tabi] Re: FW: The Opportunity of Adversity

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 19:58:18 -0500

That's a   good response, I like it!


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.

----- 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
"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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