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Friday
Aug092013

As Close to a TED Talk as I May Get

Here is the video of my Voices of the Year 2013 from the BlogHer conference in July. It's a little hard to watch because I break down at the 8:30 mark and because it's bizarre to watch yourself cry. 

 

 

Imperfections and all, here is my plea to Demand the Supply. (Slightly edited for speaking purposes. Including one of my favorite bad words: bullshit.)

What it made me realize is that I want to publicly speak for a living. Minus the crying. But, with all the errors and mistakes and ugly parts of my life because they are as much a part of me as is all the good stuff. 

I leave you with this phrase which I fully expect you to use (as will I): That is unacceptable. 

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Reader Comments (18)

Awesome.

August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuebob

Well told, spoken and shared.

August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

that STARE is awesomesauce.
and you are made to be a public speaker.

August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHabesha Child

So proud to see you so awesome!

August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne Haley-Borodine

I will never, EVER, forget this.

And trust me. You'll do a TED Talk. I can see the future, you know.

August 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commentererin margolin

I loved it when I read it. I LOVED it when you read it. You rock!

August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandeMocha

--Call out the bullshit.

Not just with a small slice of humanity, but with a HUGE slice.

I love love love this!

I work for the school district and I'd def. want you on my team, Ms. Kick Ass.

August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMy Inner Chick

Wonderful, Kelly. I feel you on speaking publically. Once you do it and you feel it in your heart, you know it is your calling. So glad I had a chance to see you. It has been too long.

August 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLucrecer

"That is unacceptable" will become an official part of my everyday language, thanks to this speech. And I will be sharing it with my daughter. I can just imagine the possibilities of those three magical, powerful words. Amazing!

August 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennae

Yes ma'am! Please continue public speaking. Your voice is so powerful and real.

August 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLana

Now I know why my daughter loves you so much. Wonderful.

August 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJerilyn

I read you most of the time, have commented twice in two years. This is the 3rd time to say not only are you a brilliant speaker, but you are inspiring. You totally made me cry, and smile. Kudos!

August 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMiss A

I will practice speaking that phrase. "That is unacceptable."

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

Oh Kelly. This makes me so proud. So humbled. So brave and so fierce. I'm so so so grateful to have seen it.

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I thought you were amazing.

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

YES--call out the bullshit. I'm doing it in my corner of the world, even when people pretend to not hear me. And I'll keep doing it, because I know strong kick ass women like you are doing it in your corner of the world and eventually our corners will bump. Until then, I'm a fan from afar. Congrats on your VOTY!

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Love.

October 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Monroe O'Keefe

I love your post

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