How An Inspiring Athlete Found Her Power When Labels Tried to Hold Her Back
Words have weight and power as well as meaning. Aimee Mullins, a runner who has transformed her sport’s landscape, knows this all too well. Born without shinbones, Aimee has faced numerous challenges over the years, but her biggest was overcoming the disempowering words associated with disability, and how they had the potential to break the spirit. In this inspiring TEDMED Talk, she shares how rejecting that language and resisting those labels can help anyone facing adversity to maximize their potential.