New TEDx Talk Coming: Once Upon an App

This weekend, I'll be sharing my newest TEDx talk titled Once Upon an App: An Online Dating Fairy Tale. TEDx Education events traditionally explore thinking around teachers, parents, and kids on how to build a better school. While many of the talks can take a broader view of what constitutes as learning and education, it's … Continue reading New TEDx Talk Coming: Once Upon an App

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Losing the Line Between Art and Activism

My newest TEDx talk, Losing the Line Between Art and Activism, is now available to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU5RtVjBIAs I was fighting a cold/jet lag that day so I hope you'll pardon some of the coughing 🙂 This talk was probably one of the most transparent and vulnerable moments that I've had on the TEDx stage. I … Continue reading Losing the Line Between Art and Activism

New TED Talk: The Innovation of Immigrants

Here's my newest TED talk, from TEDxFrontRange 2015 Heroes are found through stories, many of which are as close as our family members. The stories of the challenges, struggles and successes of immigrants can lend guidance and inspiration in our everyday pursuits.

7 Essential Tips to Prepare for Your TED Talk

This is a follow up to my first guide on How to Get a TED Talk (and what to do when you get there). As I am getting ready to present my fifth TEDx talk, I wanted to share some of the best practices I’ve learned along the way on preparing for a TED talk. … Continue reading 7 Essential Tips to Prepare for Your TED Talk

How to Talk With a White Supremacist

Before you buy into a label or stereotype about someone, even if is one that is self-imposed and especially if it is one that is in direct conflict with your own beliefs, ask questions before you make assumptions.

My Newest TED Talk: Give Racism a Chance

In the wake of the Ferguson decision, of the 14 additional unarmed youth who have been killed in the past week, and in the face of vast disparities facing our country at every level, I believe that this is an important discussion that we need to be having. Please watch this talk - and if you … Continue reading My Newest TED Talk: Give Racism a Chance

TEDxSpokane, NW Public Employees Diversity Conference, Shonen Knife

What an incredible past 4 days! Things kicked off on Saturday night in Portland, OR, when my band (The Slants) debuted our new lead singer and shared the stage with Japanese pop punk legends, Shonen Knife. It was an incredible show - many local friends joined us at the show and gave Ken (our singer) … Continue reading TEDxSpokane, NW Public Employees Diversity Conference, Shonen Knife

TEDxSalem, Latino Network, and Jade District recap

It's been a whirlwind of a weekend! Things kicked off at Noche Bella, the annual fundraising gala for the Latino Network. It was a beautiful event and I'm pleased to report that we helped raise over $30,000 for their incredible services. They had some especially moving videos that showed the power of their services on … Continue reading TEDxSalem, Latino Network, and Jade District recap