• The lies we tell pregnant women | Sofia Jawed-Wessel
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    The lies we tell pregnant women | Sofia Jawed-Wessel

    Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz We’re going to share a lot of secrets today, you and I, and in doing so, I hope that we can lift some of the shame many of us feel about sex. How many here have ever been catcalled by a stranger? Lots of women. For me, the time I remember best is when that stranger was a student of mine. He came up to me after class that night and his words confirmed what I already knew: “I am so sorry, professor. If I had known it was you, I would never have said those things.” (Laughter) I wasn’t a person to him…

  • Gender assigned to us at birth should not dictate who we are | Sarah McBride | TEDxMidAtlanticSalon
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    Gender assigned to us at birth should not dictate who we are | Sarah McBride | TEDxMidAtlanticSalon

    Translator: Daria Aza Reviewer: Robert Tucker Good evening, everyone. My name is Sarah McBride. I am 25 years old. I am a native of Wilmington, Delaware. A proud graduate of American University, I am about to write “Go Eagles!” I am a movie buff, a policy nerd, a sister, and a daughter. It took me 21 years to muster up the courage to say those last words: “sister” and “daughter.” Today they are among my proudest identities, and, tonight, I am able to walk out on this stage as the woman that I am. But I have to admit that is hasn’t always been that way. I remember, as a…