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Comedian Stella Young discusses how "inspirational porn" objectifies people with disability for others' benefit.

Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn't, she'd like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into "inspiration porn. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference.

Resource: I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much - Stella Young - TED