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Mercedes Fulbright – The Story of A Motherless Child: Pushing Back Shame & Redefining Brave – TEDxSMUWomen 2017

As an advocate fighting for society’s most vulnerable people, political activist Mercedes Fulbright shares her story about the legacy trauma leaves as she unpacks her shame and Imposter Syndrome. In a heartfelt, honest talk at TEDxSMUWomen, she reveals how the shift in perception has shaped and influenced her work in dismantling systems of oppression.

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Catelyn Devlin – How People Heal – TEDxSMUWomen 2017

You got dumped. You didn’t get your dream job. You watched your entire village burn to the ground. People heal from the smallest to largest assaults on their humanity every day, and when we look at the basic components for how people heal, we realize so can we.

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Liz Navarro – Millennial Women are Dominating the Side Hustle – TEDxSMUWomen 2017

What is a #sidehustle and why do over 44 million Americans have one? In this enlightening talk, Liz Navarro answers these questions and shares side hustle stories from one of the trend’s largest demographics: Millennial women. She provides optimistic tactics to harness the hustle in the workforce and in ourselves.

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Becca Weigman – Balance is Bulls!t –TEDxSMUWomen 2017

The choices we make and events we experience don’t necessarily build a straight and stable bridge. Life is more like a rope bridge-you see the path and the other side, but getting there is a wobbly, thrilling and unexpected journey. Embrace the chaos!

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Stephanie Bernal – Caring for Parents: Preparing for the Unexpected – TEDxSMUWomen 2017

For the first time in history, women have more parents to care for than children. A record number of women are leaving the workforce to care for aging parents, yet few have a financial plan or know what to expect. How can we better plan for the inevitable?

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Sharyn Wilding – If you knew the exact time of your death how would you live your life differently? – TEDxSMUWomen 2017

I would like to pose the question, what if you knew the exact time of your death? How would you change the blueprint of your life? So many of us procrastinate achieving things in life, becoming who we want to be because we imagine we have more time to accomplish these things. What if that belief was eradicated??

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Ruan Mientjes – Help! A Gorilla Is My Momma! – TEDxSMUWomen 2017

We now have technology that can design a human, and even have a gorilla give birth to a human baby. Ruan J. Meintjes, the Chief Operating Officer of the Frisco Institute for Reproductive Medicine, shares stories from the field and asks the question: now that we have the technology, how ought we to use its power?

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Tara Jaye Frank – You Can’t Make Everyone Happy, and Other Leadership Lessons – TEDxSMUWomen 2017

Pay close attention. Leadership lessons are everywhere – in leaps of faith, in difficult relationships, in both trials and triumphs. Watch as Tara Jaye Frank shares her personal leadership journey, and tells us how a deeper sense of purpose fueled her professional future. (or “can fuel your professional future).

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Jonathan Jones – The Power of Commitment – TEDxKids@SMU 2017

Have you ever had good intentions to carry out a task or idea, but yet something always stops you from making it to completion? In my talk, I want to show you exactly what it’ll take to shift that focus and take action towards these ideals.

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Destiny Rose Murphy – Balancing Kale and Cocaine – TEDxKids@SMU 2017

Destiny Rose Murphy is addicted to cocaine, and so are you. When we make choices about what to eat, we’re making choices that wildly affect how long we’re going to live, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Destiny Rose explains how you can make dietary choices better with the help of some Ancient Greek philosophy: Hedonism.

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Arman Razaali – What is Success? – TEDxKids@SMU 2017

What do you want to be when you grow up? Not sure yet, still thinking? Arman Razaali encourages you to rethink the question and discover what you truly strive for every day, success, and how to attain it.

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Alejandra Ramos Gomez – The Power of Spoken Word – TEDxKids@SMU 2017

Can spoken word spark a light to unmotivated students? A bilingual teacher narrates her story of how poetry influenced her life and approach to teaching. Through spoken word, she was able to connect with at-risk students who found an outlet for their feelings through words.