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Passion: The speakers in session 10 of TED2014

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Our passions are what drive us through our lives and our work. What unexpected places can they take us? In this session, seven speakers show the incredible range of answers.

Below, the speakers who appeared in this session. Click on a speaker’s name to read a full recap of their talk.

Mellody Hobson advocates for financial literacy and investor education. But here, she talks about something much more personal.

Art historian Sarah Lewis shows how creativity can lead us through fear and failure to ultimate success.

Ben Saunders recently completed his 1,795-mile, 105-day trek across Antarctica. He shares a moment on the journey where he had to make a very tough decision.

At TED2005, Frans Lanting gave a story of life in pictures. He explores how our thinking about conservation is changing.

Masarat Daud is the organizer of TEDxShekhavati, who explains a personal decision she makes on a daily basis.

Author Isabel Allende weaves tales of passion, and explores how that intersects with the realities of aging.

Shaka Senghor found redemption in prison through literature. He tells a powerful story about forgiveness.

And closing out the session, Blood Orange — aka producer Devonté “Dev” Hynes — gives a performance that mixes sound and color.