WATCH: “I’m Not Here to Inspire You” - Comedian Stella Young Gives Brilliant Speech On People With Disabilities
Journalist Stella Young is tired of having people telling her that she’s an “inspiration” for doing things like getting up in the morning – just because she’s in a wheelchair.
Born in Stawell in Western Victoria, Australia, Young is a disability advocate and editor of Ramp Up and has been active in the disability community for years.
“I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much” is a thought-provoking and funny speech that Young gave at TEDXSydney, where she describes how we have a tendency to turn people with disabilities into “inspiration porn”.
Take a look at her speech below: