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TED Talk: Safwat Saleem Urges You to Find Your Voice — Plus, a Helpful Book List

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Finding a voice to fit your identity is never easy. However, artist, designer and animator Safwat Saleem, had a particularly difficult time, struggling with anxiety about his childhood stutter. In this thought-provoking, heartfelt and adorably animated talk from TED 2016, Saleem describes how he overcame his struggle to incorporate his voice into his artwork, not only through childhood, but in the face of rude YouTube commenters who ridiculed his Pakistani accent as an adult. Instead of letting ill-mannered commenters keep him from using his own voice in his work, Saleem rather unpacks the reasons behind those comments: differing definitions of “normality” that lead to preconceived notions. Saleem resolves to use his art to challenge those preconceived notions, which is about…

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Exclusive! Real Life ‘Spotlight’ Journalist Sacha Pfeiffer Answers One Important Question

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It’s the movie that everyone’s talking about. Spotlight, which just won Best Picture at the 2016 Oscars, is the true story following The Boston Globe‘s investigative journalist unit that uncovered a sexual abuse scandal within the Archdiocese of Boston. After running a series of stories in 2002, the team was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003. Notoriety quickly followed and on November 6, 2015, Spotlight, the movie chronicling the events leading up to the publication of the stories, hit theaters. Sacha Pfeiffer (portrayed by Rachel McAdams in Spotlight) was one of the four investigative journalists determined to get to the bottom of this unbelievable story. Following the movie’s incredible (and deserved) 2016 Oscars Best Picture win, Pfeiffer took part in…

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