Double amputee Aimee Mullins (above) chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress and artist. Sirdeaner Walker speaks of her son's suicide after being he was bullied at school. Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch stands up to his anti-Semitic platoon leader while in training for WWII. And Axel Gutierrez, Tayana Robinson and Alexis Garcia from Grace King High School in New Orleans share their stories on the theme Prejudice and Power. Hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness.
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