Stop asking me for TED Talk recommendations

I’ve been working for TED for about six weeks now, and one of the first questions people ask me is, What’s your favorite TED talk? And then after that, What talk should I watch? These are both hard questions to answer. TED’s collection is massive and incredible; I often fall into spirals where one video leads to another […]

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Consent, Children’s Lit, and Ella Enchanted

When I was little, my favorite book was Ella Enchanted. Some relative bought me a copy of Gail Carson Levine’s paperback because my name was also Ella, and little me thought this was the best thing to have ever happened, especially when my hair was also brown and I was also something of a weirdo. […]

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