Today i learned that writer, comedian and disability advocate Stella Young has died at the age of 32. This makes me sad.
It would be easy to talk about Stella as an inspiration, but this is not something she would have liked. So here's my real opinion of Stella. She was a straight-talking, gusty, intelligent and wonderfully funny woman. She showed and taught that disability is not a Bad Thing. She was so proud to be who she was. This gave me hope. This made me respect her and want to be like her. Stella Young is a role model for me and i want to find a way to contribute the the continuation of her work.
i'll miss you, Stella.
(Stella's family have requested that people make donations to Domestic Violence Victoria, as this was a cause Stella was passionate about.)