Young was a comedian and journalist who went about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that she wanted to make clear, didn’t automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. This talk has Young’s breakdown of society’s habit of turning disabled people into their inspiration. Stella also shared her learning experiences about being part of the disabled community, learning experiences that weren’t very well documented into the wider community.
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*Stella Young was a prominent disability activist, writer and comedian. She was born in Stawell, country Victoria with osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder that causes bones to break easily. At the age of 14 she began a life of advocacy in which she campaigned for the disabled community.