In Portland, Oregon, a brave community college launched a new project that “seeks to inspire innovative and practical solutions to community issues and social problems that stem from racism.” It’s called Whiteness History Month. And it has received equal parts scorn as well as praise. It should be noted that the endeavor itself isn’t “White […]Read more "What Whiteness History Month is Already Teaching Us"
My newest TEDx talk, Losing the Line Between Art and Activism, is now available to watch: I was fighting a cold/jet lag that day so I hope you’ll pardon some of the coughing :) This talk was probably one of the most transparent and vulnerable moments that I’ve had on the TEDx stage. I talk […]Read more "Losing the Line Between Art and Activism"
My newest TED talk, “How to Get a TED Talk,” has just been uploaded to YouTube (though it has been retitled to “Pitching Your Way to the TEDx Stage”). Here it is: I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please consider sharing it. Thank you!Read more "How to Get a TED Talk"
If you want to catch all of my TED talks in one handy place, here’s a playlist:Read more "TED Talk playlist"
This week has been filled with controversy over my legal battle against the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Because it has climbed so high in the court system, numerous parties have been weighing in, both wanted and unwanted. As such, it has been leading to numerous conversation and debates. That’s where things get really […]Read more "We Need to Stop Skipping Logic"
Another one of my new talks has just been released. Please take a moment to watch this. I hope it inspires you to rethink assumptions that we make about others.Read more "New TED Talk: How to Talk with a White Supremacist"
Here’s my newest TED talk, from TEDxFrontRange 2015 Heroes are found through stories, many of which are as close as our family members. The stories of the challenges, struggles and successes of immigrants can lend guidance and inspiration in our everyday pursuits.Read more "New TED Talk: The Innovation of Immigrants"