Aimee Mullins (born 1976 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model best known for her collegiate-level athletic accomplishments, despite a disability that resulted in the amputation of both of her legs.
Normal Was Never Cool: The Inception of Perception
I encourage you to read this story. On one level, it's just a sweet story of a little kid that Mullins met overcoming a shitty situation. But as the title suggests, Mullins uses it to question what we mean by identity, self-image, bodies, technology and social expectations. I think it will have some resonance with many of you.