I love me a good podcast and one of my most favorite podcasts is The Moth; The Moth is a series of true stories told live without notes. As I was rummaging thru episodes I missed I came across a story told and lived by athlete, actress, advocate and model–Aimee Mullins.
I totally found myself crying and laughing as did Mullins while she retold her story. Born without fibula bones Mullins’ legs were amputated from the knee when she was just an infant but truly that did not stop this woman from going places.
Mullins not only was a muse for the great Alexander McQueen but she was also an athlete competing in NCAA mainstream division track and field at Georgetown, a part of the Kenneth Cole 25th Anniversary campaign, while at Georgetown landed a prestigious Foreign Affairs internship at the Pentagon (making her the youngest to receive that security clearance and 1 female among 250 men), and named one of the faces of L’Oreal last year.
But none of those things have to do with the actual story Mullins told at The Moth.
Mullins told a story of being inspired, not while she was doubting herself in her youth but being inspired by a little girl at a time when Mullins had already achieved so much success.
I found the story so moving…here is Mullins, a woman with the odds against her achieved so much and yet is looking up to this young girl and learning and admiring her.
It is a wonderful thing to be that human, friends.
I can not adequately tell you how awesome this podcast is. I was literally laughing out loud and then crying…creating a hot mess in public on my commute. I know! I’m embarrassing!
Don’t forget there is a giveaway situation for Spring…from my friends at HappyScarf!