Content created by Virtual Intern Callan McCormickStella Young

A leader in the global disability community, Stella Young was a fiery Australian journalist, unfiltered comedian, tireless activist, and a 2014 IVLP alumna. In her TED Talk, "I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much," she educated and enlightened her audience about the misconceptions, objectification, and discriminatory treatment of people with disabilities.

Before her untimely death at the age of 32, Young said in a radio interview about her IVLP project: “I had the best experience, maybe it was the best experience of my life.”

Stella Young left an indelible mark on the world with both her spirit and her endeavors.

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