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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.

Date: 2009-11-15 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ripebastard.livejournal.com
She also did cremaster... Matthew Barney's art films at the guggenheim in the late 90's early 00's


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIXFi1tIpWk

Date: 2009-11-15 05:47 pm (UTC)
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I'm deeply envious of her extended height calves. Like she relates her friend saying in her Ted Talk, "Aimee, that's not fair!" ;)

Date: 2009-11-15 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gehen-kaizen.livejournal.com
Those prosthetics are smokin' hot.

Date: 2009-11-16 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bohemianrapsody.livejournal.com
Thanks for posting that. What an inspiration.

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