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I am not your inspiration - thank you very much

19 Feb 2015 Morvarid Akhbari
Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity.

About speaker

Writer, comedian and advocate Stella Young was the editor of Ramp Up, an online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Australia. Read more about her.

useful language

approach

to move towards or nearer to someone or something

achievement

something important that you succeed in doing by your own efforts

contradiction

a difference between two statements, beliefs, or ideas about something that means they cannot both be true

attitude

the opinions and feelings that you usually have about something, especially when this is shown in your behaviour

benefit 

advantage, improvement, or help that you get from something

motivate 

to be the reason why someone does something

perspective

a way of thinking about something, especially one which is influenced by the type of person you are or by your experiences

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