Literary legend Isabel Allende’s TED talk has been making the internet rounds, recently, even though it’s not exactly new – in the wake of Rush Limbaugh’s disgusting treatment of women’s sexuality and healthcare, Allende’s speech has become very relevant. In case you’re somehow unaware of TED, come out from under your rock and read this description:
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. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 900 TEDTalks are now available, with more added each week. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages.
A lot of them are also available on YouTube, luckily enough. They’re all really interesting – even the ones that come across less substantial. It’s great to hear influencers from all over the world discuss their ideas. Isabel Allende’s speech is primarily about passion, strength, and women – and she’s just as charming as you’d expect her to be if you’ve ever seen her speak or read her work.