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TEDxFoggyBottom  Bringing together the world's innovators, thinkers, and doers to empower the Foggy Bottom community. #tedxfoggybottom #tedxfobo

#FoBo18 speaker Fraidy Reiss from shares her story of survival and escape from an abusive, forced marriage. Watch her talk to start a conversation that has been silenced for decades. "Let's talk about child marriage in America."

As the Mother of Modern Medicine, her cells were used to develop life-saving vaccinations without knowledge of her family. Up now on YouTube, watch #FoBo18 speakers David Lacks Jr. & Veronica Robinson take control of their history by sharing the story of Henrietta Lacks.

#FoBo18 speaker Dr. @margeekerr works with #FearItself everyday as a professional fear researcher. Watch Dr. Kerr's talk to find out why experiencing fear can be a rewarding escape from the monotony of daily life, and how to reconsider what fear means.

Imagine growing up in a world where everyday you feel like something is wrong." #fobo18 speaker Ruby Jade Corado shares her story of growing up transgender, and how she fought for the rights of "The Disposables" by founding @casaruby , the first LGBTQ+ homeless shelter in DC.

With anecdotal and professional evidence, diversity champion and director of @gwmssc Mike Tapscott explores the benefits of diversity, and how to think about race constructively and progressively. #fobo18

#FoBo18 speaker and social justice educator Cierra Kaler-Jones tells us how important it is to listen, and impacts that the tiniest details have on creating a new social landscape. Watch her talk on the TEDxFoggyBottom: Fear Itself YouTube Playlist!

Our next featured speaker is here! Daniel Burke, the religion editor for CNN, shares his expertise on religion, history, and the budding relationship between millennials and their spirituality. Watch it here:

Our first three featured speakers from #FoBo18 are up! Check out our TEDxFoggyBottom: Fear Itself playlist on YouTube for Talks by Malika Bilal, Regie Cabico, Joesph Lewis, and more!

Thank you to all of our attendees, partners and presenters who made TEDxFoggyBottom 2018 an incredible day. We hope to see you all next year!

For a visual recap of today’s #FearItself sessions, check out these beautiful illustrations from @tobesindc and look at all the speakers that came together to make #FoBo18 a success!

Daniel Burke, CNN's religion editor says the solutions to fear and ignorance do not have to be complex: “It’s knowledge”#FoBo18

D.C. native, Ruby Jade Corado, @CasaRuby shares her experience as a LGBTQIA+ social justice warrior: “I wanted to build a movement for the people - the people right here in this city.” #FoBo18

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