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This event occurred on
May 2, 2020
Colchester, Essex
United Kingdom

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Lakeside Theatre
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom
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Lizi Jackson-Barrett

Lizi Jackson-Barrett; coach, author, body positivity expert and proudly bald woman. Lizi struggled with a lifetime of body image issues, before losing her hair at forty and learning what it truly means to love herself as she is. She is fearlessly focused on empowering women to stop wasting energy on changing themselves, so they can finally concentrate on what makes them truly happy. Lizi helps women challenge the deeply-rooted belief that we should change to fit a narrow definition of beauty, and teach them to feel beautiful exactly as they are. Featured in Huffpost, Marie Claire and BBC Radio, women connect with Lizi Jackson-Barrett's combination of vulnerability and humour. Through her bestselling book “How to Feel Beautiful”, and her powerful online community who she has inspired to see themselves differently; Lizi Jackson-Barrett shows women they are good enough in every way and help them find the confidence to achieve the greatness they deserve.

Malik Mikel

Malik is a Law undergraduate at the University of Essex, a legal clinic member for the University of Essex Law clinic, and also a youth ambassador for the Royal Society of public health. Malik is very interested in public speaking and debating.

Michael Le

Michael Le is the founder of Fundraise For Vietnam, a registered non-profit organisation and co-founder of Digirupters, a Digital Marketing agency. His journey started 7 years ago when he hit rock bottom, suffering from depression, anxiety and contemplating suicide. Michael is passionate about making a difference to the world we live in and making it a better place after he leaves. Michael is a Confidence and Happiness Coach and has inspired many students at universities by doing talks on self-belief, overcoming barriers and confidence.

Serena Martino

Serena is a Psychology student at the University of Essex. She's also a very positive, extroverted, curious girl who loves inspiring people and discovering the world.

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