Mia Birdsong:
The story we tell about poverty isn't true

TEDWomen 2015 · 15:16 · Filmed May 2015
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As a global community, we all want to end poverty. Mia Birdsong suggests a great place to start: Let's honor the skills, drive and initiative that poor people bring to the struggle every day. She asks us to look again at people in poverty: They may be broke — but they're not broken.

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Mia Birdsong advocates for strong communities and the self-determination of everyday people. Full bio
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