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This college freshman is a cancer detective: A Q&A with Brittany WengerThis college freshman is a cancer detective: A Q&A with Brittany Wenger

Posted By Brooke Borel

When Brittany Wenger was a sophomore in high school, her cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer. She saw firsthand how the disease strikes a woman and her family, and she wanted to help. While some of us might offer to bake a casserole or lend a listening ear, Brittany went the extra mile: She created […]

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When education is not a given: 10 inspiring talksWhen education is not a given: 10 inspiring talks

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

From age 6 through age 11, Shabana Basij-Rasikh risked her life to go to school. The Taliban had banned girls in Afghanistan from studying at universities and other educational institutions and, thus, Basij-Rasikh dressed as a boy, posing as an escort for her older sister. Together, the two would place their books in grocery bags […]

Culture

6 talks for thinking about the Arab Spring

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Two years ago, waves of revolution swept through the Middle East. On February 17, 2011 — two months after civil resistance began in Tunisia and less than a month after the people of Egypt rose up in Tahrir Square — revolt began in Libya to oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Activist Zahra’ Langhi was part of […]

Culture

Gallery: iO Tillett Wright examines the 50+ shades of gayGallery: iO Tillett Wright examines the 50+ shades of gay

Posted By TED Guest Author

iO Tillett Wright remembers the moment she decided to start living as a boy — age 6 when the kids at school barked at her that girls weren’t allowed to play basketball. As a teenager and adult, Tillett Wright went on to fall in love with a woman, and then to fall in love with […]

Art

See much more of Sue Austin’s incredible wheelchair artSee much more of Sue Austin’s incredible wheelchair art

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Sue Austin’s first ride in a wheelchair was an exhilarating one. “An extended illness had changed the way I could access the world … I’d seen my life slip away and become restricted,” explains Austin in today’s talk, which was given at TEDxWomen in December. “When I started using the wheelchair 16 years ago, it was a […]

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7 TEDxTalks from women making change to get you ready for TEDxWomen7 TEDxTalks from women making change to get you ready for TEDxWomen

Posted By Tedstaff

Counting down the final hours of the workweek is a Friday afternoon tradition. And today, you have extra incentive to watch the clock — TEDxWomen kicks off at 6pm in Washington, DC. While one session of the event — “Poverty and Plenty,” hosted by Pat Mitchell of The Paley Center for Media — is taking […]

News

Announcing the lineup for TEDxWomen, coming up in Washington, D.C.Announcing the lineup for TEDxWomen, coming up in Washington, D.C.

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Few people see the world in simple black-and-white terms — instead, most of us, women and men alike, experience a wide spectrum of color, a world of differing viewpoints and nuance. This year’s TEDxWomen, themed “The Space Between,” will explores the gradiation of the world around us. The event will feature six sessions: “Poverty and […]