|Just a "normal" day on the slopes for Dan and Tami, two teens with physical disabilities.|
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|What's Normal?: Overcoming Obstacles and Stereotypes
"I never thought I was different until people pointed it out," says Tami, a young woman born without her left leg. Sometimes it seems like everyone-- especially teens-- is concerned with "fitting in". But what if you also have to cope with being different in some obvious way? In this In the Mix episode, young people living with various challenges speak out about stereotypes and explore the meaning of "normal".
Tami and other teens who have prosthetic limbs take us zooming down some expert ski slopes. As youth advocates for A.S.P.I.R.E., they also visit schools to answer questions and dispel stereotypes about living with physical disabilities. [Watch video clip] David and his classmates at the Lexington School for the Deaf give us an inside peek at life at a high school for hearing-impaired teens. Guess what? It's not that different from your school.
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We check in on gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens marching in a Pride Parade to celebrate who they are. Emma, who has come out to her friends and family, works with a peer education group to help other young people break down stereotypes about sexuality. [Watch video clip]
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