TEDWeekends

Every Child Has A Story To Tell

on . Posted in TEDWeekends

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie so eloquently notes, it's shockingly easy to have one narrative of Africa, one story of its people. She talks about leaving Nigeria to come to university in the US, only to find that her roommate had already defined her, already put her in a conveniently labeled box.

WATCH: Calling All Introverts! It's Okay If You're Not A Social Butterfly. In Fact It Could Be A Good Thing

on . Posted in TEDWeekends

Why does the world seem to celebrate schmoozers, and what might we be missing when we assume quieter people have nothing worth saying? This persuasive talk from author (and self-proclaimed introvert) Susan Cain will leave you questioning your assumptions about what makes a good leader, and you may see the people in your life a bit differently - yourself included.

Our Story Is Our Choice

on . Posted in TEDWeekends

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

We cannot leave it to others to write our stories for us; we all have the right, and the responsibility, to write. This was my main takeaway from Nigerian writer Chimamanda's wise and powerful TED Talk, which argues beautifully the ways that stories shape our world.