3 reasons to watch this talk: Soraya Chemaly

  1. Excellent use of strong, visual images that act as a microcosm for the talk as a whole. The speaker uses one example that includes her mother, and one that includes her daughter; these choices both create accessible points of reference, and extend our thinking to include multiple generations of women.
  2. The speaker skillfully pinpoints and articulates real world examples that embody her central idea, to the extent that it triggers a laughter response in the audience – from recognition.
  3. Concise use of language, packed with power, makes the talk memorable and the messaging repeatable after it ends. These include phrases like, ‘I am sick and tired of the women I know being sick and tired.’ And ‘Societies that don’t respect women’s anger don’t respect women.’