24 February 1982|
Stawell, Victoria, Australia
|Died||6 December 2014
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Alma mater||Deakin University
University of Melbourne
|Occupation||Journalist and comedian|
She held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from Deakin University, Geelong and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Melbourne. After graduating in 2004, she worked for a time as a secondary school teacher.
Young served as the editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's online magazine, Ramp Up. Before joining the ABC, she had worked as an educator in public programs at Melbourne Museum, and hosted eight seasons of No Limits, a disability culture program on community television station Channel 31.
Having previously appeared in several showcases and group shows, Stella made her festival debut as a solo performer at the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Her show Tales from the Crip, directed by Nelly Thomas, won her the award for best newcomer at the festival.
Young did a TEDxSydney talk in April 2014, entitled "I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much", in which she deconstructed society's habit of turning disabled people into what she called "inspiration porn".
She was a member of the boards of the Ministerial Advisory Council for the Department of Victorian Communities, Victorian Disability Advisory Council, the Youth Disability Advocacy Service and Women with Disabilities Victoria.
- Bannister, Brooke (29 February 2012). "Who are you? Stella Young". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Stella Young profile". Abc.net.au. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- Stella Young (26 April 2013). "The Politics of Exclusion". Ramp Up. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
In 1982, the year I was born, the Victorian Government announced a major review of the education system for children with disabilities.
- Dave Fregon. "Stella Young | 2012 Global Atheist Convention". Atheistconvention.org.au. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- Michelle Griffin (22 September 2011). "Lunch with Stella Young". Theage.com.au. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- "TED Speaker: Stella Young". ted.com. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- "ABC Ramp Up: About This Website". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
- "About this Website – ABC Ramp Up". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- Calligeros, Marissa (8 December 2014). "Stella Young dead: comedian, ABC journalist and disability advocate dies at 32". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- "Stella Young, writer, comedian and disability activist dies". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- Marissa Calligeros (2012-02-29). "Stella Young dead: comedian, ABC journalist and disability advocate dies at 32". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-23.