The Danger in ONE Story


This TED video of Chimamanda Adichie from Nigeria, 34, Yale graduate and successful author and advocate for literacy is worth watching. Her message is about the danger of creating ONE story about a people. She had ONE story about America that she learned from the few children’s books she read. Her Yale roommate had ONE story about Nigerians, and couldn’t understand how she learned to speak English so well (it happens to be their national language). Her perspective is inspiring and eye-opening. Thank you Chimamanda Adichie.

By | 2016-10-14T15:18:20+00:00 June 24th, 2012|Storytelling|0 Comments

About the Author:

Eva Grayzel, a nationally recognized Master Storyteller and performance artist, was diagnosed at age 33 with stage IV oral cancer and given a 15% chance of survival. After regaining her deep vibrant voice, Eva applied her stage skills to communicate the depth of her experience in a unique and powerful way. For over a decade, Eva has captivated dental professionals worldwide using her story as a catalyst for change. She performed ‘Tongue-Tied’ Off-Broadway in New York City to a sold-out audience. A champion for early detection, Eva founded the Six-Step Screening™ oral cancer awareness campaign, for which she was recognized by the American Academy of Oral Medicine. She is the author of ‘Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek’ and ‘Mr. C the Globetrotter.’ In 2017, she created ‘My Story Legacy,’ a creative format to document family stories, life values and wisdom for future generations.

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