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Ted talk: Sherry Turkle – Connected but Alone (The crisis of belonging in the modern world?)

Why you should listen to her: Since her pathbreaking The Second Self: Computers and The Human Spirit in 1984 psychologist and sociologist Sherry Turkle has been studying how technology changes not only what we do but who we are. In … Continue reading

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TED talk: The Power of Vulnerability – Forming an Authentic Identity

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing … Continue reading

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TED talk: Identity and Muslim Women

Why you should listen to her: Shirin Neshat is among the best-known Persian artists in the Western world. She has lived in the United States, in self-imposed exile from her native Iran, for most of her adult life. This experience, … Continue reading

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TED talk: Isabel Allende on Passion

Why you should listen to her: As a novelist and memoirist, Isabel Allende writes of passionate lives, including her own. Born into a Chilean family with political ties, she went into exile in the United States in the 1970s — … Continue reading

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TED talk: Thandie Newton – Embracing otherness, embracing myself

Why you should listen to her: Filmgoers first encountered Thandie Newton in the 1991 film Flirting, a tender and skin-crawlingly honest film about young love and budding identity. In her career since then, she’s brought that same intimate touch even … Continue reading

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