Today as I was working on a paper for my EPSY course regarding students with exceptionalities, I came across a TED Talks episode which I found to be quite interesting. The speaker, Aimee Mullins begins the talk by describing a presentation she gave to young students about her prosthetic legs and the opportunities and abilities that she has because of them. However, she discusses how she made a deal with the teachers to be able to see the students alone in the room before any adults were allowed to come in, she did this because she did not want the students to be ‘tainted’ by the actions of the adults. She did not want them to hold back on their curiosity because of what they would be influenced to think is appropriate and respectful. . . “And just like that I went from being a woman that these kids would have been trained to see as disabled to somebody that had potential that their bodies didn’t have yet, somebody that might even be super abled. Interesting.” (Feb. 2009). And I indeed do find that to be very interesting. I have posted the link below to the episode.