Better-abled

April 6, 2014

A fashion model with prosthetic legs… a musician who can’t hear… a writer who can’t see. Instead of disabled, differently-abled, handicapped – why not better-abled?

  1. Superpowers - Aimee Mullins

    Athlete and fashion model Aimee Mullins, owner of more than a dozen pairs of the most fabulous prosthetic legs you can imagine.  Her superpowers.

    For photos of Aimee Mullins CLICK HERE.

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  2. Asking for Help - Haddayr Copley-Woods

    Imagine what it would feel like if everywhere you went, people assumed you needed help… if complete strangers insisted on giving you a hand, whether you wanted it or not?   

     

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  3. Sonic Sidebar: Eavesdropping

    Writer Stephen Kuusisto is blind and he says that among the many advantages —he gets eavesdrop on the rest of us, because most of the time, we don’t even notice he’s listening.  

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  4. Touching Sound - Evelyn Glennie

    Dame Evelyn Glennie is considered one of the greatest percussionists alive today.  She’s also deaf. 

    To watch/listen to her perform CLICK HERE.

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  5. BookMark: Orhan Pamuk

    Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk bookmarks "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy.

    You can also listen to our interview with Pamuk on his novel "Snow."  

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  6. On Our Minds: Poet Rae Armantrout

    April is National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating with a collection of interviews with major American poets.  Today, Charles Monroe-Kane talks with Pulitzer-prize winning poet Rae Armantrout.

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