09/30/2014 10:50 am ET Updated Nov 30, 2014

"Normal" Is a Dryer Setting: We're All More Alike Than We Are Different

I was honored to be a presenter at TEDxHuntsville on Sept. 7 and am thrilled that the video of my talk has now been posted.

Giving this talk was intimidating - I'm a huge TED fan. I never imagined that I would get to stand on one of those red dots and tell my story.

My story is about finding your life's calling, about being willing to take a risk and about understanding that we are all more alike than we are different.