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Q&A: Inspiration Porn

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Q:  What disability rights advocate coined the phrase “Inspiration Porn”?

A:  Stella Young

In her TED Talk titled “I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much,” comedian and disability rights advocate Stella Young explains why “inspiration porn” is such a downer.

Stella was born in Stawell, Australia in 1982 and was active in the disability community in a variety of roles most of her life. She was a writer, comedian and advocate. Stella held a degree in journalism from Deakin University and a Diploma of Secondary Education from the University of Melbourne. Stella passed away at the age of 32 in 2014.

Follow this link to watch Stella’s Ted Talk titled “I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much“.

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