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"
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"
Before you buy into a label or stereotype about someone, even if is one that is self-imposed and especially if it is one that is in direct conflict with your own beliefs, ask questions before you make assumptions.Read more "How to Talk With a White Supremacist"
What an incredible past 4 days! Things kicked off on Saturday night in Portland, OR, when my band (The Slants) debuted our new lead singer and shared the stage with Japanese pop punk legends, Shonen Knife. It was an incredible show – many local friends joined us at the show and gave Ken (our singer) […]Read more "TEDxSpokane, NW Public Employees Diversity Conference, Shonen Knife"
This morning, one of the top trending news stories is the cancellation of the trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins. Given the political pressure that’s been widely applied, it wasn’t that surprising. People drawing false-equivalency comparisons to my trademark case pending before the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit wasn’t surprising either. In […]Read more "The Difference Between “Redskins” and “The Slants”"