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WATCH: 5 Wildly Viral TED Talks That Will Show You The Power Of Courage

TEDTalks | Posted 07.23.2014 | Home

We've pulled together five of the most-watched TED talks from this year as voted by you, our loyal TEDWeekends audience. On the surface, they seem so different. But each speaker is an outsider spreading a common idea -- the best way to find courage in this world is to embrace your own, unique voice.

The Importance Of Being Earnest

John Forde | Posted 05.05.2014 | Home
John Forde

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBy speaking our truths, in coming out narratives or in any other difficult conversation, we're loving ourselves just a little more, and ensuring our own survival and happiness for another day.

Let's Just Be Real. Let's Be Ourselves

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.30.2014 | Home
Mona Shattell

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI agree that as a therapist, there are good reasons for some separation. But do we need to take it as far as we have, and continue to? Can we be more authentic, as Ash Beckham encourages us to be? Can't health care providers and therapists be more themselves?

If You Open Your Door, I'll Open Mine

William Dameron | Posted 04.30.2014 | Home
William Dameron

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgEventually I worked up enough courage to come out to my older brother Chuck, who lived seven hundred miles away. I sat on the floor of my basement apartment bedroom and dialed his number, each time hanging up before the first ring. On the fourth try I let the call complete.

Keeping Memories Alive Through Candid Conversation

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Home
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgComing out of my closet enabled me to honestly share my grief journey with others and to gain inspiration from their experiences. And I gained a new perspective on life and death.

WATCH: What Happened When A Kid Asked Her, 'Are You A Boy Or A Girl?'

TEDTalks | Posted 04.30.2014 | Home

ash beckham tedIn this incredibly moving talk, waitress-turned-equal-rights-advocate Ash Beckham shares a story about how a little girl's innocence stopped her in her tracks. See what this profound encounter reveals about finding the courage to be yourself and to say the things you never thought you could say.

WATCH: Here's Why Even Straight People Need To Come Out Of The Closet

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, equality advocate and all-round awesome person Ash Beckham believes that every single human being on the planet has experienced the stifling ...

WATCH: Lesbian Takes Back The Word 'Gay' In Awesome Video

Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices

In this clever, poignant and uproariously hilarious video, Ash Beckham, a lesbian and advocate for LGBTQ acceptance in schools, re-appropriates the wo...