How my legs give me super-powers: Aimee Mullins on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

Athlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs — she’s got a dozen amazing pairs — and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height … Disabled? No, the opposite. She redefines what the human body will become. (Recorded at TED U, February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 09:59.)

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  • commented on Sep 15 2011

    I love the way Aimee helps the viewer see past what so many people would consider a disability. She opens ones eyes to the idea we can be more than the sum of our parts, or the lables that other put on us, whatever that label may be. Very inspirational.

  • Patrick Hennings commented on Oct 23 2009

    I wish that other people follow her good example!

    There are no disabled persons. This is a classification, when we speak about disabled humans.
    We should have understood long time ago that a classification of the people cannot be the right way for a successful integration.
    And anyhow every person has his own limitations. The personal achievement of a human consists in the fact that he gets to overcome his own limitations.
    In it the personality exists.