TED talks are short speeches that pack a powerful punch. Originally, the only topics covered were technology, entertainment, and design. Hence, the name TED. Yet now the speakers cover absolutely EVERYTHING. Their website can be a serious time suck, albeit an informative one.
So you don't get stuck trolling the TED page for hours, here are a handful of talks from womyn thought leaders around the globe. Get ready, some serious knowledge is about to be dropped on you:
Roxanne Gay: Confessions of a Bad Feminist
Have you ever felt like you were failing as a feminist? So has Roxanne Gay. But that's okay-- because feminism doesn't look like one thing.
Monica Lewinsky: The Price of Shame
What, MONICA LEWINSKY did a TED talk? And it's about shame? You're damn right, and she gave a frickin' fantastic presentation. This woman has lived through so much public ridicule, and she's even stronger for it. And you can be too.
Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts
Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
This is one of our favorite TED talks. Before a big interview, we will literally go into a bathroom stall and bust out the Superman pose. Yes, your body language can change your brain chemistry. Learn how in this talk:
Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking
Amanda Palmer used to be a living statue. That's where she learned about the power of connection. Then, that same lesson trickled into her music, and her life in general: