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About Me

In 2013 I launched my own company - dinkylune - with the aim of helping other people through the journey of discovering their authentic self, and creating a more fulfilling life. It is a very new experience for me, to take on the role of owner and put myself out there as some level of expert, but I feel that I have something important to share.

This has all resulted from my personal development project called My Year of TED, which involved implementing the ideas from TED talks into my daily life - feel free to join the insanity http://www.kyliedunn.com - or you can find out more about it from my TED Blog articles and my TEDxHobart talk.

My Year of TED: How 54 Talks changed a life - http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/27/my-year-of-ted-how-54-talks-changed-a-life/

How My Year of TED was a lot like the Wizard of Oz - http://blog.ted.com/2014/01/29/how-my-year-of-ted-was-a-lot-like-the-wizard-of-oz/

My TEDxHobart Talk - http://youtu.be/JyKqEy8qHFM


More About Me

I'm passionate about

Learning and sharing those learnings with others.

An idea worth spreading

Listening and being inspired by all of the speakers is only one part of the process - there is also the doing.

After completing "My Year of TED", incorporating some of the more inspiring and tangible talks into my life. I focused on how I might become a better person and learn more about myself - it was a life changing experience.

The blog that captured the process and the continuing fallout (www.kyliedunn.com) allowed me to achieve the connection and sharing part of all of this - I just hope that I did these amazing people justice.

Talk to me about

Authenticity, vulnerability, being a person of action, TED Talks in general and of course My Year of TED :-)

People don't know that I'm good at

Jigsaw puzzles


  • TEDCred score: +20.30 TEDCred reflects your contribution to the TED community.

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    A comment on Talk: Jarrett J. Krosoczka: Why lunch ladies are heroes

    Aug 25 2014: This is so lovely Jarrett, thank you for sharing the story with us.
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    A comment on Talk: Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space

    Mar 20 2014: Thank you for sharing this talk Chris, it was fantastic. It's taken a little bit of time to sink into all the crevices of my brain but as each realisation is hitting me your words become more and more powerful.
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    A comment on Talk: Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic

    Oct 9 2013: Thank you Kevin, we need more voices like yours willing to be brave and courageous and let people know about their depression, and what it means. I'm fortunate (?) enough that bad mental health is a family condition so I have never really felt a stigma about it like a lot of people, and I have my family's support - not that my parents like us talking about it outside the family but what can they do :-)
    When I was diagnosed with clinical depression again at the beginning of the year it was the first time I took the medication option - there was no way I was going to cope with recovering without it. Since I went on the medication, for some reason I decided that meant I should let people know and be very upfront with it. Pretty much everyone at my work found out, usually by my telling them, and they were all very supportive (I worked in human services so you would hope that was the case). My partner is lovely about it, even though he doesn't really understand it, but I still get ridiculous questions and statements from people, "you smiled in the meeting so you must be feeling better" or "what do you have to be sad about?"
    I'm trying to educate people one at a time, having someone as courageous as you talk about it on the TED stage ups that ante, and will hopefully start some conversations - like JD Schramm and Ruby Wax before you.
    Be well.
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    A reply on Talk: Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic

    Oct 9 2013: Hi Kimberly, you need to find some way to get help for yourself. Please do not allow yourself to be isolated, you know that it will only make things worse. Is there any support mechanism for you other than your family?
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    A comment on Talk: Malcolm Gladwell: The unheard story of David and Goliath

    Oct 3 2013: I enjoyed this Malcolm. Being an atheist I'm not buying into the discussion about excluding God from the equation or anything else like that - I see all of the stories in religious texts as just that 'stories' (and can the religious people just leave it at that please, this is how I see the world it doesn't need to be challenged or contested).
    I had never thought about the actual battle, I admit that I was ignorant of the edge that David had over Goliath, particularly with the nature of the sling. It's always interesting to think about something that you've just generally accepted from a different angle - thank you for providing me with that.
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    A reply on Talk: Malcolm Gladwell: The unheard story of David and Goliath

    Oct 3 2013: Not to open a can of worms but there is more than one version of the Bible, and a great many of them differ in the translation from the original. Just because what he quoted was not in your version of the Bible it does not mean that it does not exist.
  • A comment on Talk: Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head

    Aug 13 2013: A lovely talk and so very brave. We need more people like Eleanor, willing to talk about this sort of thing so that people can understand it. So that the people who have never suffered anything like this understand that it doesn't make the sufferers scary or wrong. And so that the people who may be suffering in silence are given hope and chance to talk about their situation.
    I wonder what the voices were saying before and after the talk? I hope that they were kind :-)
  • A comment on Talk: Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness"

    Aug 12 2013: Fantastic talk Margaret. It is amazing how often people choose not to see what is happening around them. Speaking up is very hard to do in a culture that doesn't support the squeaky wheel, but it's amazing how sometimes it just takes one person to break the silence and suddenly everyone feels empowered.
    Thank you for talking on such an important topic.
  • A comment on Talk: ShaoLan: Learn to read Chinese ... with ease!

    May 8 2013: An amazing concept, now I want to learn more. Fascinating and so simple.

    Thank you ShaoLan
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    A comment on Conversation: What is your Six Word Story (http://www.sixwordstories.net/) as a result of watching this TED?

    May 8 2013: I wish I had a Rita
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