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Honoring the Legacy of Stella Young, IVLP Alumna

A fiery Australian journalist, unfiltered comedian, and tireless activist, Stella Young a 2014 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumna  quickly became a leader in the global disability community. She sparked international attention through her April 2014 TEDx Talk: I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much, through which she educated and enlightened her audience about the misconceptions, objectification, and discriminatory treatment of people with disabilities. Before her untimely death one year ago today, Stella said during a radio interview about her IVLP project: “I had the best experience, maybe it was the best experience of my life.”