Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My New SHEro

photo from telegraph.co.uk. I don't usually go for "motivational speakers" because they generally appeal to ... susceptible intellects.
But: How cool is Jessica Cox?


From her website:
As an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, Jessica attended classes taking notes with her feet. At 25 words per minute,Jessica was able to type out her papers with a regular computer keyboard on the floor.
Jessica's greatest challenges are not the ordinary daily tasks required for her to live independently. Putting in contact lenses, washing and brushing her hair, and fixing breakfast in the morning are all tasks that come second-nature to her as they would to anyone else. Her greatest triumph in life stands far above any physical feat. It is her unrepentant regard for herself a whole person, her high degree of self-acceptance that gives her the freedom and power to insist that society accept her, too, just as she is.
The title of the speech she gives when she addresses corporate meetings is: Disarming The Impossible.
Consider the Impossible disarmed.


6 comments:

Chuck said...

Putting her best foot forward? btw - nice hat Santa Christian

ThirdMate said...

Not as bad as Harry's. Now, that's some bad hat.

karie said...

Come on fellas...

this chick is disarmed, doing martial arts, flying a plane and all you can come up with is a line from a very old movie???

How about - "disarm-ament is the way of the future!"

Look what Jessica can do.
FLY A FREAKIN'PLANE!!!

Wish I could do that.
Can you?

ThirdMate said...

Gee, I posted a big entry here on The Journal, highlighting and praising her achievements and attitude, stopping just short of calling her a "hottie." (Oh, and she wasn't "disarmed;" she was born without them.)

And: Admit it, the hat IS some bad.

Chuck said...

Oh no, she rocks - without a doubt. But how would we communicate without old movie lines? Do you want us to come up with original thoughts that might give away some small clue to what we really feel? THE HORROR!
ps, on my last sortie I was wondering why the yoke smelled like feet.

Chuck said...

Oh no, she rocks - without a doubt. But how would we communicate without old movie lines? Do you want us to come up with original thoughts that might give away some small clue to what we really feel? THE HORROR!
ps, on my last sortie I was wondering why the yoke smelled like feet.