Voices of Diversity: 11 TED Talks to Broaden Our Perspectives

I love TED Talks!  Someday I’ll be giving one about a really cool topic. In the meantime, I love watching, dissecting, sharing, and discussing them with colleagues and friends.  I had the pleasure of collaborating with Lauren Kinnard, Kim Washington, and Jill Gough to compile this list of 11 TedTalks that help us see the world from multiple perspectives.

Jill writes on our Trinity School Blog:

Selected to further our diversity work, the following TED talks are offered to help us reflect on and engage in conversation of how we understand ourselves and others.

The videos will play from this page.  To see and read the corresponding transcripts, use the associated hyperlinked text. You are invited to add [“aha” moments ] in the comment section below as you watch and reflect. (Please be sure to include the title of the talk in your comment.)  

Angélica Dass: The Beauty of Human Skin in Every Color

O Tillett Wright: Fifty Shades of Gay

Yassmin Abdel-Magie: What Does My Head Scarf Mean to You?

Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them

Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

Norman Spack: How I Help Transgender Teens Become Who They Want To Be

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don’t have one true calling

Aimee Mullins: The Opportunity of Adversity

Sarah Kay: If I Should Have a Daughter

Clint Smith: How to Raise a Black Son in America


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