Aimee Mullins on the Opportunity of Adversity

Posted on September 26, 2011

This woman makes me cry and laugh and remember this essential thought and way of navigating life:  to regard Adversity as Opportunity.

If you haven’t heard of Aimee (I have a blouse in the Eco.Couture Collection named after her Aimee Blouse made from Recycled Silk) watch this video to be introduced to her beauty, profound intelligence, and tremendous inner power.  She is an inspiration.

She is an amputee who has set world records for track and field, she was the youngest person to be admitted to top level security working as an Intelligence Analyst (@17 yrs) for the Department of Defence, she made her runway debut for  Alexander McQueen in 1999, and in 2011 she is named the Global Brand Ambassador to L’Oreal Paris to name just a few of the milestones in this woman’s CV.

Check out these images of her – breathtakingly beautiful and strong and powerful.


Her final words in this Ted Talk, this poem by Hafiz in the 14th century, an invitation to adversity….

“Come dance with me”.

And if you want more check this out too: Aimee and her 12 pairs of Legs…




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