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Different, not less.

I just watched HBO's film biopic of Temple Grandin and it was totally inspiring. She's a sought after speaker and her work is highly cited in both humane animal slaughter and autism fields (she revolutionised understanding of both), and the film covers her life in the 60's and 70's where she struggled to get by everyday life in her teens because of her autism. It's a compelling story about parenting, being an outsider, overcoming sexual discrimination and dogged determination. Claire Danes is freakishly good in transforming her voice and physicality to portray Temple and won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance. It's a shame that there's so much meaningless rom-com crap out there earning millions of dollars when stories of real life heroes should really get more attention!



Temple also spoke about the world needing all kinds of minds at TED last year.