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Rebound Talks


Dec 16, 2020

Aimee Mullins (born July 20, 1975) is an American athlete, actress, and public speaker. She was born with a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her lower legs. She is famous for being the first amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes in National Collegiate Athletic Association events, and competed in the Paralympics in 1996 in Atlanta. In 1999 she began modeling, and in 2002 she began an acting career. She speaks at conferences, and is well known for her TED talks.


Today we are going to run through amiee’s life, how she managed to succeed in three completely different industries, daydreaming, the power of creativity, and lastly the mindset that she implemented to embrace and dance with life’s setbacks.

Some points we talk about: (5:28) How did it feel to be the first amputee D1 runner in the nation, and winning so many records in an instant? (12:43) It's incredible how just three months after talking about shifting the cultural norm of the beauty industry, you walked on the Alexander Mcqueen’s Show. (14:54) What motivated you to start acting or why did you decide to become an actress? (23:44) You used to talk a lot about daydreaming, can you expand on that? How have you used daydreaming in your life? 31:50 How did you start getting rid of your phone usage?