Why I want to give a Ted Talk:
I would be thrilled to be invited to give a TedTalk . I’ve watched at least a hundred of these on the Internet and each of them has changed me forever in a good way! The three that I’ve watched at least 5x each are by Tavi Gevinson on female role models, Susan Caine on why the world needs introverts , and Tony Robbins on why we do what we do . I now realize I’m not crazy and my brain is working exactly as it is supposed to, thanks to these forward thinking and brilliant speakers!
What would be the subject of my Ted Talk:
Bullying is the number one thing on my mind today. It is a subject stirs my anxiety and gives me heartache to know that there are kids out there in the world who are currently suffering just as I did more than a decade ago. When I was in middle school, my fellow classmates bullied me mercilessly and called me names such as “animal” because I was a little disheveled (I hadn’t learned the art of fashion yet) and “dimental” as a play on my last name (Dimesky). I never told a single sole: not my parents, my teachers, my friends, my brother, nor anyone at all. I simply suffered in silence, all alone, soaking my pillow every night with my tears.
How could I help someone with my Ted Talk:
In my talk I would tell my audience how important it is to reach out to every child you know and to talk to them about bullying. I would tell them to spread the word how important it is to stop the cycle and there is no reason for anyone to suffer the humiliation and lowered self-esteem caused by this cruel phenomenon. I would show them the video by Barack Obama, the president of the United States, who claims it is unequivocally wrong, not to be tolerated, and that we must all work together to stop it. I would fervently address my audience and ask that they pledge to take a stand and become an advocate for kids who are victimized and need the help of an adult who has the power to do something.
I would finish my Ted Talk with one of the most beautiful and compelling anti- bullying poems ever written by Shane Koyczan. Before walking off the stage, I would tell everyone to contact me if they know any child who needs someone to talk to. It will be my pleasure to be that powerful voice which I had never known.
What I would wear and why:
Since this talk is extremely important and includes a call to action, I want to present myself as both an empowering and feminine woman. To achieve my look, my shoes should be black with a low heel. The shoes will help me to look steady, grounded, and unwavering as I speak. My choice for a skirt is a long ivory midi to represent my feminine and classic side. A long sleeved black or ivory buttoned down blouse with collar (still searching for the perfect one) will be the final piece!
Would you ever like to give a TED Talk? What were your experiences as a child? Were you ever bullied? What subject would you choose for your TED Talk? Is there anyone you would like to help in dealing with a difficult situation? Let’s hear your point of view- please leave a comment!