My TEDx Talk: Transforming Empathy

I’m really excited to be able to share the video from my TEDx DePaul University talk from April.

It’s about three lessons I’ve learned from my work as a doula.

This was a such an amazing opportunity, and such an incredible challenge for me. I had to think about how to talk about my work, in this field that is so marginal in many ways, in a way that would reach people everywhere.

I spent a lot of time thinking about how to talk about this work without making assumptions about people’s knowledge, and what makes doula work universal. In the end, I talked about empathy and how it connects to our work for social justice.

I hope you’ll take the time to watch it. Thanks to the TEDx DePaul U crew who made this happen, an extremely dedicated group of student volunteers.


One thought on “My TEDx Talk: Transforming Empathy

  1. carrieleeferguson August 5, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    WOW! LOVED seeing a TEDx talk on lessons learned through doula work! And loved what you had to say because like you, I see my work as a doula stretching out into the world, helping me support others in being with their experience, in not trying to fight against anything, but supporting the birth of something new.
    Awesome work you are doing!

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