Sally Kohn searches for common ground among political foes by focusing on the compassion and humanity in everyone.

Why you should listen

Sally Kohn has a powerful vision for a more united United States. She's a columnist and a political commentator for CNN, and she is working on a book about hate that will be published in the spring of 2018. As a former contributor to Fox News, this progressive lesbian sparred with some of the most conservative minds on television and has sifted through hundreds of letters of hate mail a day. But she deeply believes in finding our common humanity, political differences aside. Before we can achieve political correctness, we must first establish emotional correctness — and this will ignite conversations that lead to real change.

Kohn has appeared on Fox, MSNBC and CNN and has written for The Daily Beast, Salon, The Atlantic and TIME Magazine.

What others say

“Sally Kohn deals with people as people and respects their viewpoint even if she disagrees with them. — Rachel Sklar, of TheLi.st” — T

More news and ideas from Sally Kohn

Live from TEDWomen

Be fierce, claim power: Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen: Burn

November 3, 2017

There’s a theme of Bridges that plays through this conference — and one of the things we sometimes need to do with bridges is burn them, to move forward with no option of going backward in time or space. In this session, hosted by documentary film aficionado Jess Search, we listen to hard truths about […]

Continue reading
Live from TEDWomen

Watch Facebook Live sessions, live from TEDWomen in New Orleans

November 1, 2017

Join us for four in-depth conversations over two days, live from the Blue Room at TEDWomen, hosted by podcaster Manoush Zomorodi. Guests include TEDWomen speakers Gretchen Carlson, Sally Kohn, Cleo Wade and Justin Baldoni. Find them all on Facebook at facebook.com/TED — or get direct links below to each super-worthwhile conversation Facebook Live with Gretchen Carlson Broadcast journalist Gretchen […]

Continue reading
News

Sneak peek: First look at the TEDWomen 2017 lineup

August 22, 2017

This November, we’re gathering in New Orleans for three days of TEDWomen — to share talks about bridging the world today and the world we all hope to build. Today, we’re announcing the first speakers on our lineup, a mix of powerful voices, creative insights and committed activism that will set the tone for our […]

Continue reading