The TED 2013 Talent search is underway and we’ve gathered the auditions of a few inspirational women to share with you!
With each talk just 5 minutes, there is no reason not to take a teeny tiny break from whatever you’re doing to enjoy these enlightening and life affirming ideas.
Chantelle Baxter – Changing the World one Sanitary Pad at a Time
Chantelle Baxter is changing the world one sanitary pad at a time with her latest initiative: Launchpad – providing girls in Sierra Leone with sanitary pads to ensure they stay in school. Chantelle is the co-founder of One Girl which exists to give girls in Sierra Leone access to education. One Girl is relaunching an exciting campaign in October 2012 – Do it in a Dress – inviting us all to pick a challenge, raise $240 (the cost of one education scholarship), and do it in a dress.
So watch her wonderful talk and commit to putting on a school dress, so that girls in Sierra Leone can wear one too.
Hannah Brencher – The World Needs More Love Letters.
After regular letter correspondence with her mother throughout her college years in the US, Hannah moved to New York, fell into depression, and began writing letters similar to those her mother wrote for her…to strangers. She promised the internet that if asked, she would write anyone a handwritten letter (Yes please!). For the generation that’s grown up in a paperless world, communicating in 180 characters or less, Hannah sheds light on the art form that is letter writing.
When was the last time you gave your facebook/twitter/iphone a rest, and sat down to write someone a letter?
Orly Wahba – Kindness and Consequence
Orly Wahba describes the beauty in the world she sees around her and encourages us to embody that beauty a bit more often in a lovely talk on the importance and effects of random acts of kindness (with a moving short film to accompany it!)
Julie Wangombe – A poetic reintroduction to Africa
Through the brilliance of the spoken word, Julie Wangombe boldly introduces us all to the beauty and complexity of the continent for which the rest of the world has always been quick to label from afar. A beautifully articulated talk and one that we think certainly deserves to be heard at TED 2013.
Nadya Nadreeva – A healthy Lifestyle you can Stomach
And finally a light-hearted & educational one for you! Apparently ‘digestion is the cornerstone of health’ and if we haven’t ‘taken a satisfactory poop’ today then we may have something to worry about.
Nadya teaches physical movements based on ancient practices which aid digestion and make sure we are ridding our body of toxins which can lead to disease.
We hope to see these lovely ladies on the stage at Ted 2013. You can check out more of the up and coming TED talent and vote for your favourites here.