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How Love Can Transform Your Setback Into a Superpower | Rajee Aerie | TEDxElmhurstUniversity



You’re either changing someone’s life with love, or someone’s love is changing your life. Growing up, it as rare to see a disabled person like me in media. After years of ot seeing anyone like me in advertising or on television, I decided to pursue a degree in broadcast journalism which led to a career in media and entertainment. I knew I had to be the change I wanted to see in the world. In 2018, I became one of the first disabled models featured in ad in Times Square for a clothing company. I finally felt like I was part of a real, visible change. Rajee Aerie was born in India and contracted polio at a young age. Fortunately, she was adopted by a loving American family. Growing up she didn’t see anyone who looked like her in TV shows, movies or magazines. The lack of representation in media frustrated her and she decided she would create the change she wanted to see, so that all people would feel seen.

Aerie received her degree in broadcast journalism and faced many…

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