My cellular phone died

and I was forced to simply focus and pay attention without trying to snap a photo or live tweet a powerful quote. My dead phone forced me to sit and take in every moment of TedxCharlotte. Thank goodness. It was an amazing experience. Totoally in my element. 

Shockingly, lots of people have asked, " Who is this TED person you are so excited about going to see?" So for those of you who aren't familiar, let me introduce you to TED. 


TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED conferences bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less). (


#TedxCharlotte is what I attended. The TEDx program gives communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently. (

I strongly encourage everyone to follow your local Tedx on Social Media and to watch the videos on Youtube. I promise there is at least one video that you will love. 


Right now, the one that is reigning supreme is â€œWe should all be feminists” by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It's several months old, but it resurfaced in the new Beyonce'Knowles song Flawless. 

Thanks for reading,