Aimée Mullins

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Aimée Mullins is an Olympian, ground-breaking model, beacon for design/tech and an actor. Born without fibulae, she was amputated below the knee at the age of one and learned to walk on prosthetics. She was one of three students chosen for full academic scholarship from the Department of Defense and at 17 became the youngest person to hold a top-secret clearance at the Pentagon. While at Georgetown she became the first female amputee to compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and was instrumental in the design of, and the first person to compete in, carbon fiber prostheses modeled after a cheetah, now the international standard for amputee runners. She set world records in the 100m, 200m, and long jump. Mullins made her catwalk debut for Alexander McQueen, becoming a muse for him and artists like Matthew Barney. As an actress, she currently appears in the award-winning Netflix series Stranger Things. She’s in conversation with Jill Gasparina.