3 Ted Talks About Loving Who You Really Are

Being a woman, often means the world around you thinks it’s o.k to tell you what to do with your own body, how to think, and how you should look. Well, these amazing women want’s to tell you, you are great – just the way you are.Watch this to gather the strength to be who you are and do exactly what is good for you. 

1. Plus-size? More Like My Size | Ashley Graham Graham, the young model and body image activist who made history as the first to appear in a plus-size ad in Sports Illustrated magazine, delivered her message as part of a TEDx Talk that took place at the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain, and was also posted to YouTube. 

2. Empowerment through confidence | Harnaam Kaur

Harnaam Kaur is an advocate for mental health, body image, LGBTQIA issues, body positivity, and anti-bullying activist. She was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, causing an imbalance of hormones, and spent her youth removing the unwanted body hair to avoid taunts from her peers. But after years of hiding, she decided to embrace her body.

3. I Don’t Want Children – Stop Telling Me I’ll Change My Mind | Christen Reighter


Christen Reighter writes and performs as a poet and essayist, focusing primarily on social justice issues.From a young age, she knew she didn’t want kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she’d change her mind. In this powerful talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization – and makes the case that motherhood is an extension of womanhood, not the definition.

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