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Most Popular TED Talks in 2019
1. What was it like to grow up under China's One-Child Policy? | Nanfu Wang | April 2019

"China's one-child policy ended in 2015, but we're just beginning to understand what it was like to live under the program, says TED Fellow and documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang. With footage from her film "One Child Nation," she shares untold stories that reveal the policy's complex consequences and expose the creeping power of propaganda."
Who is Nanfu Wang?
"Nanfu Wang is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who uncovers untold stories about human rights in China."

2. My identity is a superpower -- not an obstacle | America Ferrera | TEDxFergusonLibrary

"Hollywood needs to stop resisting what the world actually looks like, says actor, director and activist America Ferrera. Tracing the contours of her career, she calls for more authentic representation of different cultures in media -- and a shift in how we tell our stories. 'Presence creates possibility,' she says. 'Who we see thriving in the world teaches us how to see ourselves, how to think about our own value, how to dream about our futures.'"
Who is America Ferrerra?
America Ferrera is an award-winning actress and producer known for her breakthrough role as Betty Suarez on ABC's hit comedy Ugly Betty.
3. Why winning doesn't always equal success? | Valorie Kondos Field | TED-Ed

"Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women's gymnastics team, she won championship after championship and has been widely acclaimed for her leadership. In this inspiring, brutally honest and, at times, gut-wrenching talk, she shares the secret to her success. Hint: it has nothing to do with "winning.""
Who is Valorie Kondos Field?
"Take the belief that you are valuable, worthwhile, and capable, also known as self-esteem, add in the optimism that comes when you are certain of your abilities, and then empowered by these, act courageously to face a challenge head-on."

Valorie Kondos Field is the retired coach of the 7-time NCAA Champion, 22-time Regional Champion and 18-time Pac 12 Champion UCLA Women's Gymnastics team.
4. The profound power of an authentic apology. | Eve Ensler | December 2019

"Genuine apology goes beyond remorse, says legendary playwright Eve Ensler. In this frank, wrenching talk, she shares how she transformed her own experience of abuse into wisdom on what wrongdoers can do and say to truly repent -- and offers a four-step roadmap to help begin the process. (This talk contains mature content.)"
Who is Eve Ensler?
"Eve Ensler created the groundbreaking "Vagina Monologues," whose success propelled her to found V-Day — a movement to end violence against women and girls everywhere."

5. The human skills we need in an unpredictable world | Margaret Heffernan | July 2019

The more we rely on technology to make us efficient, the fewer skills we have to confront the unexpected, says writer and entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan. She shares why we need less tech and more messy human skills -- imagination, humility, bravery -- to solve problems in business, government and life in an unpredictable age. "We are brave enough to invent things we've never seen before," she says. "We can make any future we choose."
Who is Margaret Heffernan?
"Margarett Heffernan is the former CEO of five businesses. She explores the all-too-human thought patterns that lead organizations and managers astray."

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