Bonnie St. John will be speaking as part of the SmartTalk series at the State Theatre in New Brunswick this Wednesday. She is a remarkable woman who has challenged herself, and has become an Olympic athlete. Not that everyone has the discipline or talent to become an Olympic athlete, but what makes her MORE unique is she is an amputee. While amputee olympian Oscar Pistorius is in the news for all the wrong reasons at the moment, Bonnie St. John is spreading positivity.
She is the first African-American to win medals in Paralympics competition. In 1984 she won two bronze medals and one silver in Innsbruck, and she spoke at the 2002 Paralympics in Salt Lake City. Bonnie is a magna cum laude Harvard grad AND Rhodes scholar. She’s worked in the White House during the Clinton administration, and has authored six books.
This is just a sample of her work, which is probably why NBC Nightly News selected St. John as “One of the five most inspiring women in America”. You can still buy tickets to see her on March 11th at 7:30. Use the promo code “Bigpromo” to get 20% off. I’m also giving away two tickets to see her. Just write that you’d like to see her in the comment section, and I’ll announce the winner tomorrow. Good luck!