Over the last few weeks, Temple Grandin has come up in conversations everywhere I’ve traveled. Mostly because I keep bringing her up. Inevitably though, someone in every circle has heard of her, attended one of her presentations, or shared her story with others for a wide and interesting variety of purposes.
I’d never heard of her, truth be told, until I caught an interview with her on NPR this winter. Then, my daughter Laura and I watched HBO’s full-length film, which featured what we both agreed was a pretty compelling performance by Claire Danes. Recently, Dr. Grandin spoke at TED. She has published extensively as well.
I love talking about Temple Grandin because every time I do, whoever I’m chatting with has found themselves inspired by her for reasons I had not considered before. How does Temple Grandin inspire you?