Monday, May 24, 2010

The Danger of a Single Story

We watched this as part of my class this weekend, and I wanted to share it here as well. It is worth the time to watch her whole talk. It is less than 20 minutes and quite powerful.

What are the "single stories" that you are telling? Who are they about? Why do you listen/repeat/believe/feel satisfied with them?

I'll write a little about some of mine soon.


  1. Wow. She articulates some ideas that I have thought about but that I've barely been able to articulate, even to myself. There's so much here to consider and apply in so many different ways. Thanks for sharing. (And the reminder that one of the best ways to "kill time" on the internet is to go to the TED website...)

  2. That was an empowering speech. Thanks so much for sharing! I will pass this one along!

  3. That was definitely worth the "less than 20 minutes"! It's so hard not to think in the reinforced absolutes that we're exposed to - even deliberately contrary thinking seems to become a "single story" of it's own. What a great way to be reminded that we need to keep looking at all sides.