Cultural clashes in defining beauty


My wife was recently in Boston to give a short talk at TED. The video is available on their website right now. I would appreciate it if you took just a few minutes of your time to follow the link below, watch the video and give her your feedback.
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About this speaker
Dalali is not only my wife, but the mother of my two children and the most amazing person I know. She is a State Street new hire, who graduated from California State University, Chico with a double major in project management and accounting. Her research focuses on how leadership styles played an important role in political upheaval. Delali is also a certified SAP associate and led a project to convert SAP ERP Financial case studies from IDES to GBI dataset, to support SAP curriculum progress at her university.

About this talk
In this talk she shares her personal story of how growing up in West Africa, she was bullied and marginalized for being skinny. Her family worried about her, put her on diets, and found her embarrassing and shameful. Then, she moved to the U.S. in her 30s, where she was suddenly seen as beautiful! Through her story, Delali illuminates the importance of creating your own self image.

Ladies and gentlemen I give you my lovely wife Delali Bright. Please click on the link to watch my wife’s powerful talk at TED. It’s called – Cultural Clashes in defining Beauty.

http://www.ted.com/initiatives/tedinstitute/delali_bright_cultural_clashe.html?utm_medium=on.ted.com-twitter&awesm=on.ted.com_cyNN&source=twitter&utm_source=direct-on.ted.com&utm_campaign=&utm_content=addthis-custom#.Ut8_pMUKrSx.twitter

6 responses to “Cultural clashes in defining beauty

  1. Thanks, Walter, for your blog – and thanks also following my blog, Learning From God’s Word. God bless you and make you a blessing to many.

  2. Awesome talk. As I’ve said before, my husband is from Cameroon. When his mother was living and I visited the second time, she said “You look too thin.” The irony of living there was that I lost a TON of weight and was skinnier than I EVER knew I could be (no fast food, no cheese, mostly natural)….yet me being skinny was NOT as valued, if at all, there. I love TED talks and your wife looks great and seems very accomplished. I’m interested to hear how you two met! I hope the same for my children…that they will not let society’s trending standards affect their self image negatively.

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