The danger of hiding who you are
Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences. Morgana reflects on what it means to fear the judgment of others, and how it makes us judge ourselves.
How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are
Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he’s met in the years since. Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.
What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement
As a member of both the African American and LGBTQ communities, filmmaker Yoruba Richen is fascinated with the overlaps and tensions between the gay rights and the civil rights movements. In an unmissable argument, she dispels a myth about their points of conflict. A powerful reminder that we all have a stake in equality.
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