5 Amazing TED Talks By 5 Amazing Female Authors

5 Amazing TED Talks By 5 Amazing Female Authors

Take care of your creativity. Take a break and listen.

TED talks are amazing. If you've ever listened to them you probably have a favorite, and your favorite probably lines up with your interests. If your work revolves around biology you've probably listened to 20 TED talks on the newest stretches in the field, because there are amazing things happening every day. This article is for the writers looking for TED talks, because they aren't always the easiest to find. Here are five of the best from amazing women and writers.

1. Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius

This 19-minute speech touches on living after success, but more interestingly it tackles the "inherent emotional risks" of creativity and how other societies have dealt with it better than we are.

2. Amy Tan: Where Does Creativity Hide

Tan begins the talk with the title of an essay she wrote when she was eleven years old, "The value of nothing? Out of nothing comes something." And the talk only gets better from there.

3. Elif Shafak: The Politics Of Fiction

Elif begins the talk by speaking about the two women who raised her, both her mother and her grandmother, and the educational and personal differences the two women had. Despite these differences, she goes on to draw knowledge from both of these sources to draw together her powerful talk.

4. Isabel Allende: Tales of Passion

Isabel gives an inspiring speech peppered with humor and deep passion. "Nice people with common sense do not make good characters, they only make good former spouses."

5. Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

It's no mistake that Elizabeth Gilbert made this list twice. It's a little bit because of my bias because I love her talks, but mostly because she's a phenomenal speaker. In this talk, she speaks about finding your "home" when you are catapulted as far from the familiar as you can imagine.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right

In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"

35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?

39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"

I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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21 Childish Gambino songs that you need in your life

Trust me, you need all these songs in your playlist


Doesn't Childish Gambino look like Donald Glover? Who hasn't saw a meme such as that?

I hate to break the news to you, but the same guy that sings This is America is the same one who writes and stars on Atlanta. Whatever name you decide to call him as a singer is fine with me.

As stated, many people now know This is America due to its popularity and hidden meanings. How many of you know more than that song? Maybe you know one or two but fear not, here am to give you a list of songs that you must listen to!

These songs range from both rap/Hip-Hop to romance to good ole' fashion singing. Trust me, this guy is talented, and there are songs that I feel people have no idea even exist.

I like many other songs of his, but I can say that these 21 are my personal favorites. I couldn't even narrow it down to just one so why not include all of them? You can; most of these songs on Spotify or just simply watch the YouTube videos below to hear them.

Put your headphones in, sit back, relax and enjoy this creative genius...Yes, that was a dig at Kanye West.

Also if you don't like explicit or vulgar language, I would suggest skipping this.

1) "3005"

Notable Lyric: "I mean nobody out here's got it figured out

"So therefore, I've lost all hope of a happy ending

2) "Backpackers"

Notable Lyric: "The only white rapper who's allowed to say the n-word

I buy a bunch of 'em and put it on my black card

Now I got some street cred"

3) "Bonfire"

Notable Lyric: "I know you hate me 'cause your little cousin play me

And I like black girls who nerdy, but when they dance they be sayin' "Owww"

4) "Break (All of the Lights)"

Notable Lyric: "Donald Glover, you don't have to call me "Childish"

Except for when I'm flirting with your half-Latino stylist"

5) "Do Ya Like"

Notable Lyric: "I ain't afraid to say it, yeah I love these ...

With their glasses, and their jacket, and their hipster clothes"

6) "Fire Fly"

Notable Lyric: "I don't really like shades, big rims, or jewelry
But gettin' time of day from a model is new to me"

7) "Freaks and Geeks"

Notable Lyric: "Took the G out your waffle, all you got left is your ego

Think about it for a second, man we eatin', where's your breakfast?"

8) "Heartbeat"

Notable Lyric: "Say the wrong thing and wrong girls come runnin'

I'm paranoid that these girls want something from me"

9) "Kids"

Notable Lyric: "If we were kids

I'd want to give you everything that you would want"

10) "Let Me Dope You"

Notable Lyric: "Sick boy. Yeah, the clique on deck

Yes, I rap absurd. Got the game upset"

11) "Marry You"

Notable Lyric: "It's a beautiful night,We're looking for something dumb to do

.Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you"

12) "Pop Thieves"

Notable Lyric: "When your song is on and your hand's in mine

And I'm holding you tight, make it feel good"

13) "Retro (Rough)"

Notable Lyric: "Young Bino in the house like an B&E

Why I'm looking so fly

I'm just being me"

14) "Sober"

Notable Lyric: "Girl, what's your problem

Cause I know it's hard sometimes, baby just give it some time"

15) "IV: Sweatpants"

Notable Lyric: "Don't be mad cause I'm doing me better than you doing you"

16) "III: Telegraph Ave."

Notable Lyric: "And I'm nervous, truth be told

I never saw me growing old in Oakland"

17) "The Worst Guys"

Notable Lyric: "The girls that you brought man, where are they from?

Where are they from? We were playing Playstation"

18) "This Is America"

Notable Lyric: "Police be trippin'

Yeah, this is America

Guns in my area"

19) "You See Me"

Notable Lyric: "I watch these haters take they shots like they were alcoholics"

20) "II: Zealots of Stockholm"

Notable Lyric: "Same sex everyday, monotonous

Lost god never pray, forgotten us"

21) "Zombies"

Notable Lyric: "All I see is zombies

Feeding all around us

All they eat are people (and you won't survive)"


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