Ash Beckham: We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up
Ash Beckham approaches hard conversations from a place of compassion and empathy. Full bio
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three and 10 years old, I was ready to fight.
time, I would say something.
"Vagina Monologues" I'm going to do.
four-year-old girl in a pink dress,
you like to wear a pink dress,
wear your comfy jammies?
harder than coming out of yours,
someone you've just declared bankruptcy
you just cheated on them?
you're getting a divorce?
against everyone else's hard
fact that we all have hard.
on the other side of that door.
that walked into the cafe.
my maid of honor duties,
one of the women shouted out,
friends in San Francisco."
but we've heard it's fabulous."
never talked about a girlfriend."
and my gay-loving table
gay hoops I had brought with me,
the hardest things they had ever done,
to point out where they felt short.
say it. Rip the Band-Aid off.
of who you are, not yours.
bust a door open, so be that person
are bigger than our closets
ABOUT THE SPEAKERAsh Beckham - Equality advocate
Ash Beckham approaches hard conversations from a place of compassion and empathy.
Why you should listen
Ash Beckham is no stranger to hard conversations. In her work, she shares how coming out as a lesbian helped her appreciate our common humanity and better understand the hardships that we all face. This equality advocate mixes personal experience and wisdom to help everyone bravely face their demons.
Ash Beckham | Speaker | TED.com