Aimee Mullins: The Opportunity of Adversity| 21mins
Director: TED | Producer: TED
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: United States
A record-breaker at the Paralympic Games in 1996, Aimee Mullins has built a career as a model, actor and activist for women, sports and the next generation of prosthetics. The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity - in her case, being born without shinbones - actually opens the door for human potential.