Skydiving. Changing people's perception of the world, and more to the point, what they are capable of. All too often fear stops us from getting where we need to go.
I'd like to bring back the idea of the apprentice. I feel like informal learning is greatly undervalued in our culture. Also, one day, it is my goal to teach skydiving to muslim women. The lack of female skydiving instructors makes it difficult, but if I could learn more about muslim culture, and could share my experiences with them, we could work on bringing more equality to that area of the world.
Skydiving. I'm a performer at heart, even as a skydiver. The ablity to express emotion through many mediums continues to amaze me.
Cake decorating. Learned from my mom. I'm a cake snob. And I'm not too bad at knitting. I love working with my hands.
I found TED through the internet. The speakers, the innovations, the discussions on how to make the world better truely inspire me. I have a strong desire to change the world for the better, and my preferred medium is skydiving. For some, it's just a thrill ride. But for me it was a transformation. Knowing I am capable of flying through the air, or falling with style, as some of my friends put it, makes me believe I am capable of anything. And more than anything, I want to share that feeling, cultivate it in others so that they can persue their dreams, even as I persue mine.