Kaustav Dey: How Can Fashion Shape Identity?
For Kaustav Dey, fashion can embolden us to express our unique identities. He describes how the clothes we wear can give us freedom to choose how we want to look and how we want to live.
Jackson Bird: How Can We Demystify Trans Identity?
Jackson Bird was born female, but identified as male and transitioned in his twenties. He says compassion can help us become more comfortable talking about issues that affect transgender people.
Taiye Selasi: How Do The Places We Call Home Inform Our Identities?
Rather than identify with a country, writer Taiye Selasi chooses to identify with localities — local places and cities where her diverse range of experiences have helped shape her many identities.
Roxane Gay: What Does It Mean To Identify As A Feminist?
Roxane Gay is a writer, a Haitian-American, a bisexual, and a feminist — albeit a self-proclaimed bad one. She says her journey to identify as a feminist has evolved over time.
Janine Shepherd: How Can We Redefine Ourselves After A Tragedy?
Janine "the machine" Shepherd was a cross-country skier bound for Olympic greatness, when an accident left her paralyzed. She describes her struggle to redefine her identity beyond being an athlete.
Jaron Lanier: How Can We Repair The Mistakes Of The Digital Era?
Jaron Lanier says tech giants are battling for our attention to manipulate our behavior. But how did we get here? Lanier offers insights from the Internet's early days and a possible path forward.
Tristan Harris: What Is The Cost Of Infinite Distractions?
Designer Tristan Harris says attention is at the core of human experience. He argues that our addiction to technology has the power to threaten our very capacity to think, reason and problem solve.
Amishi Jha: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention?
What exactly is attention, and how can we reclaim it? Neuroscientist Amishi Jha says there's a powerful link between mindfulness, meditation and attention.