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    Ellen Stohl, only female with a SCI to ever pose in Playboy

    Have you heard of her? She posed way back in 1988...it was a pretty risque spread for the time, and if they did it today, would still be too sadly. Have we not come along further than that? Anyways - love what Ellen did in her 20's, and I love what she's doing now in her 40's.

    Read my blog on what she's up to now here http://www.spinalpedia.com/blog/2013...r-ellen-stohl/
    May the fetus you save be gay

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    I remember the Playboy spread, she has really accomplished a lot - just terrific.

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    The only time in my life when I actually purchased a copy of Playboy...of course just for professional purposes!!

    (KLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theophania View Post
    Have you heard of her? She posed way back in 1988...it was a pretty risque spread for the time, and if they did it today, would still be too sadly. Have we not come along further than that? Anyways - love what Ellen did in her 20's, and I love what she's doing now in her 40's.

    Read my blog on what she's up to now here http://www.spinalpedia.com/blog/2013...r-ellen-stohl/
    I remember it, thought it was done great and she was very sexy in it
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    i just saw it fantastic

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    And that is not all she did. Check out " Ellen's Para Moments" on you tube. Warning this is pretty explicit.

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    Wow, I had a look at the link.

    Umm...I want to say:

    A beautiful woman is still a beautiful woman.

    But, does that sound patronising?. if it does my apologies in advance.
    "The problem with self improvement is knowing when to quit." "Diamond" David Lee Roth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcgarrison View Post
    And that is not all she did. Check out " Ellen's Para Moments" on you tube. Warning this is pretty explicit.
    very cool documentary..had no ideas she did a soft porn..really well done and beautiful!

    She deserves much recognition for this groundbreaking work.
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    One of the things I find interesting, puzzling really, is when Ellen recounts waking up in the hospital and being told by her mother that she's broken her neck. This emotion is still clearly close to the surface and Ellen begins to cry. Yet the thrust (um, pardon me) of this video is to demonstrate how Ellen has reclaimed her sense of self pride and sexual viability -- "[sex as with a disability is] really an opportunity, not an obstacle." Despite all the breakthroughs, however, and the explicit message that she's emerged whole on the other side of the a devastating personal trauma, she's still raw about it many years later.

    Hers is not the only portrayal of this seeming emotional contradiction that I've seen, where the person profiled talks about an awakening to new vistas of the human experience that they would have otherwise been deprived of if not for their disability, but when they speak of the moment of tragedy it is as if it the accident had just happened and they were caught, again, within its first unfolding moments. So, for all the claims of having moved on and embraced the identity of an empowered person with a disability living a full life, the tears seem to be saying, "Not so fast -- it was a tragedy."

    Please don't read any criticism of Ellen in this (though I'm sure someone will anyway). I'm not suggesting that there's anything "wrong" or inauthentic about her tears, I just find it curious. When I recount my injury to someone, while it's not exactly a matter-of-fact retelling I don't get rheumy-eyed over it. I'm not re-experiencing it anew. A lot of years have passed. A lot of miles had passed when Ellen taped this video, too.

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    There may be something more personal about recounting your story staring into a camera as opposed to having a conversation. Just a thought (you heartless bastard)

    Quote Originally Posted by stephen212 View Post
    One of the things I find interesting, puzzling really, is when Ellen recounts waking up in the hospital and being told by her mother that she's broken her neck. This emotion is still clearly close to the surface and Ellen begins to cry. Yet the thrust (um, pardon me) of this video is to demonstrate how Ellen has reclaimed her sense of self pride and sexual viability -- "[sex as with a disability is] really an opportunity, not an obstacle." Despite all the breakthroughs, however, and the explicit message that she's emerged whole on the other side of the a devastating personal trauma, she's still raw about it many years later.

    Hers is not the only portrayal of this seeming emotional contradiction that I've seen, where the person profiled talks about an awakening to new vistas of the human experience that they would have otherwise been deprived of if not for their disability, but when they speak of the moment of tragedy it is as if it the accident had just happened and they were caught, again, within its first unfolding moments. So, for all the claims of having moved on and embraced the identity of an empowered person with a disability living a full life, the tears seem to be saying, "Not so fast -- it was a tragedy."

    Please don't read any criticism of Ellen in this (though I'm sure someone will anyway). I'm not suggesting that there's anything "wrong" or inauthentic about her tears, I just find it curious. When I recount my injury to someone, while it's not exactly a matter-of-fact retelling I don't get rheumy-eyed over it. I'm not re-experiencing it anew. A lot of years have passed. A lot of miles had passed when Ellen taped this video, too.
    Disclaimer: I actually have SCI so my advice may not be relevant to most of the people on this forum.

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