You get to decide if you’re an inspiration or not

Stella Young’s story brings to mind two TED Talks that on the surface could not be more different, but share a common thread.

Geena Rocero is a young woman who made a conscious choice to inspire with her identity. As a kid, she knew she’d been born into the wrong body, and she looked up to role models who helped her grow and step into her own true self — from her friends at local pageants to her supportive mom and family. But a lot of kids, she knows, don’t have that support — far from it. So last year, she made the choice to reveal herself as a transgendered woman, and by doing so become a role model for the next generation of kids seeking their own true identities. She practiced hard, for months, to tell her story to the world for maximum impact. And she and her team worked just…

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