TED Talk of the Day #007: Drawing on humor for change

Event: TEDWomen 2010
Speaker: Liza Donnelly
Bio: New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life — and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.

The COVID-19 pandemic is getting more and more chaotic. What can we do with the extra time we are getting?

Well, when the speaker had chaos in her life, she discovered Cartooning.

A snippet from the fun talk:

“Now I started drawing in the middle of a lot of chaos. I grew up not far from here in Washington D.C. during the Civil Rights movement, the assassinations, the Watergate hearings and then the feminist movement, and I think I was drawing, trying to figure out what was going on. And then also my family was in chaos, and I drew to try to bring my family together — (Laughter) — try to bring my family together with laughter. It didn’t work. My parents got divorced, and my sister was arrested. But I found my place. I found that I didn’t have to wear high heels, I didn’t have to wear pink, and I could feel like I fit in.”

Art and Laughter! What is powerful combo! Enjoy.

Her conclusion:

“And I think, I truly believe, that we can change this thing one laugh at a time.”

List of previous videos at https://sharebooks.org/category/videos/


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