With my ongoing August Ambition, this was exactly what I needed! There are 7 speakers with 7 different talks ranging from 5 mins to 25 mins in length.
Do you want to feel inspired? Well, here are my favourites for you to have a look at.
Andrew Solomon: Love, No Matter What
There are three types of acceptance according to Andrew Solomon; Self Acceptance, Family Acceptance & Social Acceptance. He also points out how love differs to acceptance. If you come out as gay, as Andrew did, your family might still love you, but they don't accept who you are.
He tells families; Don't pray for a cure, or ask us to change. Let us be whoever it is we are to be. accept and love us for who we are.
Brené Brown: Listening to Shame
Being vulnerable as absolutely essential to wholehearted living says Brené Brown. She talks about how she originally saw appearing vulnerable as a weakness, when that could not be further from the truth.
Vulnerability is not weakness. It's emotional risk, exposure, uncertainty. It's our most accurate measurement of courage.
Sally Kohn: Let's Try Emotional Correctness
You can disagree with someone, but you must always treat them with respect says Kohn. As a lesbian Fox News panelist, her insight into a HUGE variety of opinions teaches her we're not that different after all. In her short talk she tells listeners the following;
"Our challenge, is to have the compassion for others that we want them to have for us."
Sam Richards: A Radical Experiment with Empathy
See the world from different perspectives. That's real empathy.