Our Uncommon Stories and How We Tell Them

Whether around the campfire or on the screen, we have always used stories to help us make sense of the world. Stories reveal our identities, our cultures, our humanity—and the singular power of a story can unite us, inspire us, and bridge divides toward shared understanding. In this session, we explore different kinds of storytelling and the impact that seeing through someone else eyes can have on one’s own life.

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I can be anything I want to be. Education has changed my life. I believe that all girls should fight to get an education.

Kiran Sahu, Global Girls Alliance

People have the beliefs they have because of the experiences that they’ve had.

Tara Westover, author of Educated

Karamo Brown smiles at the audience during his Summit conversation with Tara Westover.

Psychotherapist and Queer Eye Host, Karamo Brown in conversation with author Tara Westover

You belong.

David Sengeh, Obama Foundation Africa Leader and Sierra Leone’s Chief Innovation Officer

Authors Zadie Smith, Yaa Gyasi, and Courtney Martin sit down for a conversation on representation through literature, and how they write the fiction they hope to see in the world.

Authors Zadie Smith, Yaa Gyasi, and Courtney Martin sit down for a conversation on representation through literature, and how they write the fiction they hope to see in the world.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life: Nichole Yembra

Africa Leader Nichole Yembra works toward a more women-led tech environment in Nigeria

A Day in the Life: Hong Hoang

Obama Scholar Hong Hoang harnesses art and technology to mobilize young people to take action on climate change.

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