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May 8, 2015

Lip Service Classics: Disability (Four Narrators Lament Stella)

To mark the six-month 'anniversary' of her passing, we present for the podcast the Friday Night Lip Service tribute to Stella Young.

Jillian, Nida, Izzy and Daria talk about Stella and her work, and look at some of the same topics she did: disability advocacy and the realities of inspiration.

(Note: due to the archive nature of this episode, audio quality is variable.)

Episode links:

I'm Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much - Stella's TED Talk:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K9Gg164Bsw (transcript here)
Stella live at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUXJvP-pvNc
The Australian Paralympic Committee:  http://paralympic.org.au
Stella Young, writer, comedian and disability activist, dies aged 32:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-08/stella-young-dies-aged-32-writer-comedian-disability-activist/5950640
Stella's appearance on the Splendid Chaps podcast:  http://www.splendidchaps.com/2013/11/23/elevenfuture/
Stella performing her comedy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpKASmXCW5E

First broadcast: 12 December 2014