A while back I went to my very first Ted event. I was quite impressed with the whole thing: well organised, good food, stretching breaks in between talks... But of course, most importantly: the speakers. I was well impressed by most of them, but the one that left the deepest impression on me was Adinda van Wely. She's just a few years older than me, but she has this presence when she stands there which I can only dream to attain.
Her story makes a lot of sense too, but I'll let her speak for herself here:
And if you're wondering where I am, I'm this shapeless dark blob in the background once or twice.