Gender Equality

I am reaching out to you because I need yourhelp. We want to end gender inequality—and todo that we need everyone to be involved. This is the first campaign of its kind atthe UN: we want to try and galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates forgender equality. And we don’t […]

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Full Power of Women

Good afternoon, and thank you and, wow. I am so privileged and so honored to be sharingthis afternoon with all of you and these incredibly amazing women that are being honored today. I’d like to extend my congratulations to eachone of you, Octavia, Michelle, Kelly, Patty, and all fifty women that have been includedin the […]

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Do What You Love

Thank you Bevan, thank you all! I brought one of my paintings to show youtoday. Hope you guys are gonna be able see it okay. It’s not one of my bigger pieces. You might wanna move down front — to geta good look at it. (kidding) Faculty, Parents, Friends, Dignitaries… Graduating Class of 2014, and […]

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Change the World

President Powers, Provost Fenves, Deans, membersof the faculty, family and friends and most importantly, the class of 2014. Congratulations on your achievement. It’s been almost 37 years to the day thatI graduated from UT. I remember a lot of things about that day. I remember I had throbbing headache from aparty the night before. I […]

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Follow Your Intuition

Thank you, thank you, President Faust, andPaul Choi, thank you so much. It’s an honor and a thrill to address thisgroup of distinguished alumni and supportive friends and kvelling parents. We’ve all gathered to share in the joy ofthis day, so please join me in congratulating Harvard’s Class of 2016. I can remember my own […]

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We Are All History

“History is not the past. It is the present. We carry history with us. We are our history.” In other words: You’re a product of yourenvironment. Now that term is usually relegated to peoplefrom low-income, crime-infested areas…but why? We all are a product of our environment. Your existence is an amalgamation of everytriumph, every hard-won […]

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