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10 Must-See TED Talks for Purposeful Women by Let Why Lead | Fantastic round up @Erica Layne | Let Why Lead!

12 Must-See TED Talks for Purposeful Women - Let Why Lead

"Rosita Adelita"by Robert Valadez. The aritst chose to combine Rosie the Riveter with La Adelita, a fictional character from the Mexican Revolution because he says both are feminist archetypes that speak to the empowerment of women. The message Valadez wants to portray to the community through “Rosita Adelita” is Latina female empowerment and pride.

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, 1961. Joan, a 19 year old Freedom Rider, was sentenced to two months in prison for her involvement in the integration of a Jackson, Mississippi bound train. She served more than the required two months because each addition day reduced her $200 fine by $3. In the Fall of 1961, Joan transferred from Duke University to historically black Tougaloo Southern Christian College because she felt integration should be a two way street.

Zoe Washburne: normal woman doing her job. Superpowers? devotion, excellence, love, friendship, loyalty, commitment, hardwork, trustworthiness.

Brienne of Tarth: flawed, overly trusting, "homely", stubborn, skilled, relentless, brave, dedicated, fierce, a woman of her word.

Sarah Connor: normal girl confronted with extraordinary circumstances, who trains and uses whatever she has to become a savior

“Ageing is not ‘lost youth’, but a new stage of opportunity and strength. It’s a different stage of life, and if you are going to pretend it’s youth, you are going to miss it. You are going to miss the surprises, the possibilities, and the evolution that we are just beginning to know about because there are no role models, no guideposts, and no signs.” ~Betty Friedan

'I was a sort of ambulatory tree. I was the home of parrots and monkeys. I was a festering nest. I painted myself with vines growing from my hollowed chest and seashells for organs. I put sharp points and hummingbirds around my neck..... I deciphered a dialect for renegade women, exiled and escaped women. My paintings are postcards sent from ports not yet identified. I know where they are.....' p19 'The Incantation of Frida K' by Kate Braverman