John Dickinson-Lilley, champion blind skier, talks about the problems with Paralympic 'inspiration porn'

Outsports

23-08-2021 • 47 mins

John Dickinson-Lilley didn't imagine himself skiing the slopes of Switzerland and Austria as a blind man. Yet that's where he found himself after friends invited him on a trip. Dickinson-Lilley quickly took to the sport, dedicating himself to losing over 100 pounds and training to be one of the best blind skiers in all of Europe. He talks about his journey, the mechanics of blind skiing, and the importance of able-bodied people recognizing their own fascination with "inspiration porn" in and around the Paralympics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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