The danger of a single story
  • Coaching
  • Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories.

    I cannot believe that it took me so long to find this powerful TED talk given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  In gentle compelling tones she paints a multi-faceted picture illustrating some unexpected ways we can be myopic in our views.

    Her power comes from simplicity.   Ms. Adichie tells her own story of not matching the story others had created of her and of the mistaken story she herself created of someone else.

    As I watcher her talk, I sheepishly wondered who I had placed in a box far too small to contain them.

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