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Theme: Talking Taboo

This event occurred on
July 8, 2021
Zurich, Zürich (de)

It's time to break down our barriers and discuss some of society's most taboo subjects. Money or sexuality, religion or mental health, what topics are still taboo in our modern world?
Join our upcoming TEDxZurichSalon Talking Taboos on Jul 8. The event will be a series of speeches followed by a discussion. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schwarzes Cafe
Limmatstrasse 270
Zurich, Zürich (de), 8005
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Alexandra Arnold

Pay Transparency Researcher
Alexandra is a postdoctoral research associate and lecturer at the University of Lucerne and a project leader of a Swiss National Science Foundation researching the effects of pay transparency, compensation, equal pay, trust and insecurity.

Odette Hella’Grand

Drag Queen
Odette Hella’Grand was born in Basel and spent most of her years on different stages all across Switzerland and Europe as a performer at weddings, birthdays, and even funerals. She started her career working for the Aids Foundation giving out free condoms to men in need and an open ear for any advice on sexual health. Nowadays, Odette is a producer and hostess to bring joy and entertainment to all kinds of events.

Silvan Luley

Human Dignity Lawyer
Silvan Luley is a team member of “Dignitas – To live with dignity – To die with dignity” in Switzerland, working internationally in guidance, advise and education on suicide attempt prevention, safeguarding quality of life and end-of-life choices, as well as legal further development to implement human rights relating to these issues.

Thomas Ihde

Mental Health Professional + Educator
Thomas grew up in rural Switzerland and always loved to explore new territory. He therefore got trained as a psychiatrist in the U.S., worked as such in Alaska and loves to spend time in the rub-al-khali desert in southern Oman and teach people mindfulness there. As medical director of an alpine region and chair of Pro Mente Sana, the national charity for mental health in Switzerland, he strives to improve acceptance and inclusion of people with a mental health issue. He especially focuses on roadblocks in this process.

Organizing team


Zurich, Switzerland


Zurich, Switzerland
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