How are ya’ll doing? Well we are on Day 5 of the launch party and if you are just dropping in then here is a nifty little link that takes you back to the beginning. Start there and work your way forward. Did I mention it’s Bri Clark your launch party Hostess with the Mostess. We are always saying we are the voice of the 21st century. Well we are serious!
So today we have a child prodigy….a genius…but lets just really be blunt. The girl has an astounding amount of common sense. More that most adults I know. But it’s her wisdom and execution that really are just something exceptional. Check her out and see for yourself. (Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win 2 tickets to the California Women’s Conference.)
Child prodigy and youngest speaker to ever grace the TED stage in 2010 at age 12, Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. “Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations,” she says, “starting with grown-ups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.”
Check out the wisdom of a child…
By Adora Svitak
Author, Speaker, Activist, Teacher
Seattle, WA USA
Since the age of four, I’ve been exploring what I can do with the written word. That exploration translated into a book, Flying Fingers, when I was seven, a TED Talk, and some other fun adventures. Through my work I hope not just to speak up myself, but to amplify the voices of others–like in speaking at TED about “what adults can learn from children,” organizing TEDxRedmond to provide a platform for fellow teens, or writing opinion pieces on the Huffington Post about feminism and education. You can find my writing (sporadically) at my blog or on HuffPo, and my (unfiltered, so don’t judge me) poems at adorapoems.blogspot.com. [Note: Adora is one of our esteemed panelists for our Touchpointe Panel on “The Voice of the 21st Century” for the California Women’s Conference. Click here to learn more.]
Don’t jump off the WSA Launch Party Post Train yet check out Day 5 and your chance to win!