Aimee Mullins, fake legs, and loving your weirdness

What was shocking to me about that was that I had moved past mere acceptance of my difference. I was having fun with my difference. Thank God I’m not normal! I get to be extraordinary!

via A Work In Progress | The Moth.

I heard this story on the radio (shout out to MPR!) and thought it was 12 minutes worth sharing. Take some time to listen to it.

There are two things that strike me about this story. The first is that Aimee Mullins discovers something that a lot of us never figure out, the difference between being just OK with who you are, and really loving who you are, and the weirdness that makes you, you.

The second is how in this short story, we get a glimpse of how this act of loving who you are can change the world for someone else.

I hope you enjoy it and I would be curious to hear what you think.