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My TED Talk

I am sitting. Around me are my fellow speakers, waiting with a nervousness that is palpable. The hosts are on stage talking, but I don’t hear a thing. The only sound traveling to my ears is the music playing from my headphones.

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The Day Before TED

I touch the floor. It’s hard, but with a little bit of yield, just enough for me to feel… safe, assured. That was my way of saying “hello”. Standing up, I take in the rest of the sight. Spread before me like an empty black canvas, there is only one contrasting feature: the fuzzy red dot.

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