21 Aug Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story (TED talk)
This TED talk from Chimamanda Adichie is called ‘The Danger of a Single Story’. Adichie, a Nigerian novelist, talks about the dangers of hearing only a single story. By sharing several personal stories of her own childhood, she stresses that only by accepting the overlap of various stories, are we able to get a true view on the world around us. For us, the importance of this talk is to realize how important it is to step outside of your own viewpoints; to look beyond what we’ve been taught is right or wrong. We need to be able to listen to people in a very deep way, and accept what they’re telling us regardless of whether it feels right or wrong – because at the end of the day, it’s what they believe.