“The world makes you something that you’re not – but you know inside what you are.” – Geena Rocero
Let’s take a look back at last week’s smell the roses.
Watch a TED Talk.
If you have never heard of it, TED is a media organisation that holds conferences around the world and posts them online for free.
The talks are short but very diverse, from scientific and cultural topics to personal experiences and economics.
You can really find whatever you’re looking for.
I have been watching TED Talk presentations for years.
I’m very curious about people’s lives and love hearing about personal experiences so I’m naturally drawn to that sort of Talks.
They are truly inspiring and thought-provoking.
Below is a list of some of my favourite TED Talks.
The list could have definitely been longer, but these are just so powerful and inspiring!
I highly recommend you watch them and let me know what your favourites are on twitter or instagram.
Why I Must Come Out. | Geena Rocero
My Escape from North Korea. | Hyeonseo Lee
Looks Aren’t Everything. Believe Me, I’m a Model. | Cameron Russell
Why Thinking You’re Ugly is Bad for You. | Meaghan Ramsey
How I Work to Protect Women from Honor Killings. | Khalida Brohi
How do you define yourself? | Lizzie Velásquez
What I Learned Serving Time for a Crime I Didn’t Commit. | Teresa Njoroge
Why Women Should Tell the Stories of Humanity | Jude Kelly
My Son Was a Columbine Shooter. This is My Story. | Sue Klebold
I purposely picked talks given by female speakers only.
As a woman, I feel more concerned with women stories, issues and empowerment – seen from a woman’s perspective.
The last one I watched was Sue Klebold’s, the mother of one of the Columbine shooters.
I watched her conference just after reading Columbine by Dave Cullen.
Sue Klebold really touched me, and I admire her courage to stand up and speak about the tragedy.
Do you watch TED Talks? Let me know on Twitter @franscoffeebrks!
The next smell the roses is… visit a place that you’ve never been before.
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