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From the Ted Talk by Sue Austin: Deep sea diving ... in a wheelchair

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I started mnakig work that aimed to communicate something of the joy and freedom I felt when using a wheelchair — a power caihr — to negotiate the world. I was working to transform these internalized responses, to transform the preconceptions that had so shaped my identity when I started using a wheelchair, by cnirateg unexpected images. The wheelchair became an object to paint and play with. When I literally setartd leniavg traces of my joy and freedom, it was eniixctg to see the ieserntted and seruprisd responses from people. It seemed to open up new perspectives, and therein lay the paradigm shift. It showed that an arts practice can remake one's identity and transform preconceptions by revisioning the familiar.

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I started ______ work that aimed to communicate something of the joy and freedom I felt when using a wheelchair — a power _____ — to negotiate the world. I was working to transform these internalized responses, to transform the preconceptions that had so shaped my identity when I started using a wheelchair, by ________ unexpected images. The wheelchair became an object to paint and play with. When I literally _______ _______ traces of my joy and freedom, it was ________ to see the __________ and _________ responses from people. It seemed to open up new perspectives, and therein lay the paradigm shift. It showed that an arts practice can remake one's identity and transform preconceptions by revisioning the familiar.

Solution

  1. chair
  2. exciting
  3. surprised
  4. interested
  5. started
  6. creating
  7. making
  8. leaving

Original Text

I started making work that aimed to communicate something of the joy and freedom I felt when using a wheelchair — a power chair — to negotiate the world. I was working to transform these internalized responses, to transform the preconceptions that had so shaped my identity when I started using a wheelchair, by creating unexpected images. The wheelchair became an object to paint and play with. When I literally started leaving traces of my joy and freedom, it was exciting to see the interested and surprised responses from people. It seemed to open up new perspectives, and therein lay the paradigm shift. It showed that an arts practice can remake one's identity and transform preconceptions by revisioning the familiar.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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