From world leaders to students, TedTalks feature inspirational stories of survival, leadership, science, history and so much more. We asked a few of our amazing Emmz women to recommend which they found the most memorable and why. Take some time away from your TV and phone and check these out.
“Looks Aren’t Everything. Believe Me, I’m A Model”, by Cameron Russell . She speaks about body image and insecurities hidden behind what we call beauty standards. She shows that while models are seen as flawless, they are still human and struggle with the same things as we do. It’s a great talk, as you are reminded that physical beauty isn’t important and what we see in magazines and social media is not often real.
“To Raise Brave Girls, Encourage Adventure”, by Caroline Paul. Because only when we push our own boundaries, encourage girls and ourselves and refuse to let gender stereotypes define us, will we change the world.
“The Power of Introverts”, by Susan Cain. Because introverts are beautiful and sometimes misunderstood in our loud world. And also because we all are introverts sometimes.
“A One-Woman Global Village”, by Sarah Jones. She performs a twenty-minute series of monologues as multiple characters in order to illustrate the cultural perspectives and concerns of a variety of ethnic minorities in the United States.
“Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself “, by Thandie Newton. Thandie is an actress and a dancer, talking about how she didn’t fit growing up and how she had to overcome it.
“Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are”, Amy Cuddy. Amy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and perhaps even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.
“We Should All be Feminists”, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Because she’s right, we should all be feminists.
“If I Should Have a Daughter”, Sarah Kay. Because it is poetic, inspiring and so powerful. It speaks directly to the hearts of women.
“The Power of Vulnerability”, by Brene Brown. Because having the courage to be honest and show our authentic self is important.