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Stella Young - 1982-2014

The disability movement has lost a dedicated advocate from Melbourne, Australia. Stella Young was a comedian, former ABC's editor for Ramp Up, a disability website and an advocate.  She performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2014 in a one woman show called "Tales from the Crip." 

Stella was born with a congenital bone disorder,  Osteogenesis imperfecta.  She advocated for people with disabilities to be allowed to live their lives.  At seventeen she realized, "That I was not wrong for the world I live in. The world I live in was not yet right for me.

Here is Stella Young's Ted talk on learning ideas from people with disabilities for living, not exceptionalism but endurance, strength against a world of stigma.
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