Transcending Disabilities: Positive Body Imaging | Kim Lan Grout | TEDxUNC – YouTube
One day in the grocery store, someone questioned Kim Lan Grout's ability to be a mother because of her leg amputation. In this talk, Grout explores the way we judge differences, and how simple it is to change the way we think about them. Kim Lan Grout is a writer, photographer, and entrepreneur in Durham, North Carolina, as well as the director of the Redefining Disabled Project. After electing to have her leg amputated at the age of 18 after a very painful journey with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome, she decided to redefine what it means to have a disability. Having a disability hasn’t held her back from anything, including traveling the world, raising her two toddler daughters, and practicing yoga. She channels much of her energy into highlighting multiple dimensions of disabilities and showing that they can be a source of love, tolerance, patience, and determination. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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