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25 WOW! Women Rocked TED Global 2014 #TEDWomen

I’ve been a TEDster for almost a decade, and have had the good fortune of attending TED Global not once but twice. Lucky me! As a feminist, I also advocate for more women on TED and TEDx stages worldwide. For the past several years before each TED and TED Global conference I’ve compiled a list […]

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Fight the Good Fight. Your Way.

Journalist, author, motivational speaker and world-record-holding marathon swimmer Diana Nyad made five attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida. She first tried at age 28 in 1975. She failed. She made four subsequent attempts in August 1978, August 2011, September 2011, and August 2012.

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This is what a “fumerist” does…

Veteran comedian Kate Clinton describes herself as “a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer,” and “fumerist” (feminist humourist). She’s a lesbian. She’s also witty and funny. She celebrates her 66th birthday today (November 9, 2013).

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10 Cool Lists of 10 Cool Things to Love

It’s no secret that, besides this soon-to-be-amazing personal blog, I also run an already amazing (she writes none-too-modestly) website not surprisingly called AmazingWomenRock.com, which has, over the last five years, become my own fabulously random work of multimedia performance art as well as anĀ online oasis of inspiration for women and men who love women (she […]

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10 Things I Loved About @TEDGlobal Day 1 via TED Live

I love TED. I have since I watched my first TED talk about eight years ago. And I’ve watched many, many, many others since. I’ve even spoken myself, at TEDxAjman, on the subject of gender parity on world stages.

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29 Amazing Women @TEDGlobal 2013 Stage

Amazing and brilliant women are everywhere, including on TED and TEDx stages worldwide. There just aren’t enough of them on those stages. This year at TEDGlobal 2013, in Edinburgh, 29 of the 85 speakers (about 36%) are women (see alphabetical by first name bios and links below).

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