#ThrowbackThursday to when Chimamanda Adichie urged us all to be feminists at TEDxEuston

Chimamanda Adichie at TEDxEuston - we should all be feminists

Chimamanda Adichie – We Should All Be Feminists: you may have been present and remember the electricity in the TEDxEuston room as the final speaker took the stage in December 2012. Today, we’d like to take you back to a time when Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TEDxEuston talk ‘We Should All Be Feminists’filled our bellies with fire and our heads with lofty thoughts.

This is what the TEDxEuston team had to say about it:

This talk started a worldwide conversation about feminism, and challenged many of us to consider how we can begin to dream about and plan for a different, fairer world — of happier men and women who are truer to themselves.

The ripple effect from this TEDxEuston talk has been phenomenal. It has since inspired Adichie’s novel ‘We Should All Be Feminists’, which is now given to every 16 year old student in Sweden as part of their curriculum.

The Lagos-based writer whose ideas are as complex as her language is straightforward, delivered a TEDxEuston talk in 2012 so nuanced and rousing, BeyoncĂ© sampled it in her empowerment anthem “Flawless.”

Adichie’s oration weaved together human stories from her youth in Nigeria with a complicated discourse about gender roles in the modern world and a literal textbook definition of “feminism,” which she read aloud about halfway through.

Please celebrate this accomplishment with us by watching and sharing this incredible talk.


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