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We all bullet point our triumphs, but I am who I am because of everything you don’t see on my CV. The stuff that doesn’t…
‘Triumph over tragedy’ – how pathetic! I think people are generally freaked out that I’m multifaceted. You don’t hear people saying, ‘Gwyneth Paltrow won an…
The flesh and bone leg is just beautiful. It’s elegant. You know, when it’s working, it’s incredible. But if it’s not working, well, you know,…
Kids are naturally curious about what they don’t know, or don’t understand, or what is foreign to them. They only learn to be frightened of…
I’ll be giving a speech at the randomest place, like a bank or something, and a guy in a suit will say, ‘I’m totally freaked…
I want to be a Bond girl. Think about it – I have metal components in my legs, so when I go through airport security,…
I like it now when kids stare at me, because it is a way of starting a dialogue. And it is far better than them…
I have found great power in taking my ‘difference’ out for a spin in a very public way. And usually, the worst, most personally embarrassing…
I don’t know what it’s like to be an arm amputee, or have even one flesh-and-bone leg, or to have cerebral palsy. I don’t speak…
I didn’t want to be written about as a human-interest story. I didn’t want to be a passing thing. You know, now we move on…
I didn’t see how wearing prosthetics was quite so different from being born with flaming red hair in a crowd of black-haired babies, or being…
A couple of years ago, I had my DNA sequencing done, and it is all anonymous. When the results came back, my musculature type said,…
You know, I think there are certain words like ‘illegitimate’ that should not be used to describe a person. And certainly, we have come far…
When I’m curious about something, I do it full on and take it as far as I go, but when I feel like I’ve really…
Walking the runway with Alexander McQueen, I really had to dig deep. You’re with Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. I was the first person out…
It’s factual to say I am a bilateral-below-the-knee amputee. I think it’s subjective opinion as to whether or not I am disabled because of that.…
I grew up in a town with a great wrestling tradition. Then I was a team sport queen in high school; I played softball, volleyball,…
With L’Oreal, I get to be Aimee Mullins, model. No qualifier. And that means everything to me.
The legs that I have made are far more perfect than the ones nature would have given me – my mother’s side of the family…
The Pentagon isn’t a place that champions individuality and innovation.
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