TED Talk Roundup: #1

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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

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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:

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