“Embracing Otherness”: Images and notes from Session 8 of TEDGlobal 2011

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Media pioneer Pat Mitchell hosts Session 8: Embracing Otherness: “I suspect all of us have at one point or another have been the other.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED

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Actor Thandie Newton: “The key to my success as an actor is the very lack of self that used to make me feel so anxious and insecure.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED

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Chinese media mogul Yang Lan: “With barriers stacked against Chinese youth who have a social media voice, change is afoot 140 characters at a time.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED

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Nadia Al-Sakkaf of the Yemen Times: “In times of revolution, one message to the West: It’s very important for YOU to listen to OUR voice.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED

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Filmmaker Jarreth Merz: “Ghana found itself in the same place as the US in 2000. But Ghana honored democracy.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED

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The Vertigo Dance Company delivers a wonderfully creative performance. Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED

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Bunker Roy, founder of Barefoot College says: “Look for solutions within, and listen to people. They have all the solutions in the world.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED