Tamekia MizLadi Smith wants to start new conversations around involving non-clinical staff in healthcare.

Why you should listen

As a spoken-word performer, Tamekia MizLadi Smith educates and empowers her audiences with what she calls EDUtainment, a witty combination of music and storytelling. She has worked as a consultant and mentor for programs such as Girls in Action, Dear Sistah Girlfriend and the Columbus City Schools. Her forthcoming book, True Story, explores how to improve community health through mentoring and creative arts.

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Live from TED2018

Personally speaking: Notes from Session 10 of TED2018

April 14, 2018

​Sketches that speak volumes. When illustrator Christoph Niemann wakes up after falling asleep on an airplane, he says, “I have the most terrible taste in my mouth that cannot be described with words … But it can be drawn.” Then he shows a spot-on sketch of an outstretched tongue with a dead-fish-rat-hybrid creature on it. […]

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