I could spend all day watching TED talks. There’s a wealth of great information out there and poignant insight from people with all sorts of amazing life experience. I was pointed toward this particular talk on in an online writing community, and it illustrates beautifully the importance of multiple points of view, of diverse characters that each tell their version of the story.
Novelist Chimamanda Adichie (author of Half A Yellow Sun and The Thing Around Your Neck) tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
This will move you. And inspire you.