Tag: Society

Storytime! What the Climbing Community Means to Me

Storytime! What the Climbing Community Means to Me

It’s difficult for me to make climbing videos now because of my finger injury, so I am going to start telling stories that happened throughout my 11+ years of rock climbing journey. Here’s the first one. As you all can tell from my accent, I did not grow up in the United States. I came

The new American hustle | Shadeed Wallace-Stepter | TEDxSanQuentin

The new American hustle | Shadeed Wallace-Stepter | TEDxSanQuentin

Translator: Delia Cohen Reviewer: Ellen Maloney Now I think that everybody has at least one unique talent, at least one they thing excel at. I believe that my unique talent, and what I do better than anything else, is hustle. (Laughter) Now for me, hustle is what you get when ambition meets resilience and tenacity.

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston

My parents gave me an extraordinary name: Baratunde Rafiq Thurston. Now, Baratunde is based on a Yoruba name from Nigeria, but we’re not Nigerian. (Laughter) That’s just how black my mama was. (Laughter) “Get this boy the blackest name possible. What does the book say?” (Laughter) Rafiq is an Arabic name, but we are not