The goal is to show that amputation is only a detail, and that beauty is a matter of attitude.
Meanwhile, they will feel like a player, being the filling in your feet sandwich.
There are some discussions that lead with "if you have a real knee, you aren't a real amputee".
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Because she is missing her leg, she also has only half a bum and half a pelvis, and she was worried that her vagina was disfigured—she’d never compared hers to anyone else’s.
Growing up in Brampton, Ont., Dixon’s sex education came entirely from friends (and one incident where, at her mom’s insistence, she and her older brother practiced rolling condoms onto bananas).
“It looks like I was designed to have one leg, like a mermaid’s body,” she says.
Dixon looks every bit the poised, self-possessed Olympian, and she was—except for one area of her life in which she felt painfully insecure.
She also raced in downhill skiing while in high school.
While attending Georgetown University on a full academic scholarship to the prestigious School of Foreign Service there, she competed against able-bodied athletes in NCAA Division I track and field events, and is the first amputee in history, male or female, to compete in the NCAA.
She is credited as being one of the speakers that inspired Chris Anderson to purchase the TED conference from Richard Saul Wurman.