I’ve been on a TED|Talks Trip!
December 1 was the TEDxWomen event and I happened to attend a live webcast at TEDxBerkshires hosted at the gorgeous Winthrop Estate in Lenox.
There were several inspiring, amazing and heart-breaking stories but the one I’m posting about today is a documentary called Misrepresentation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom.
While I’m a champion of women using their bodies in any damn way we please, Misrepresentation really got me thinking. About all the things we, as girls/women, think we can/cannot do. I’m not against the sexualisation of women per se but I agree with the film-maker that there is definitely a need for a more balanced portrayal of women in the media.
As Ariella, a young high school student interviewed in the film says, “There is no appreciation for women intellectuals. It’s all about the body. Not about the brain.”
Watch the trailer below.