The rewards of showing who you are

About this video: In 2014, spurred by a statistic on the lowered life expectancy of LGBTQ men and women in non-accepting communities, Morgana Bailey made the biggest announcement of her life from the TED@State Street stage. A passionate advocate of the idea that being true to oneself contributes to a healthier and more open environment, Bailey set forth the social and political changes she hoped her personal act of storytelling would set off. In this heartwarming look at the year following her announcement, Bailey reflects on the impact of bravery and the unexpected ways her decision to stand up for others changed her own life forever.

View Morgana Bailey's TED Talk from TED@StateStreet 2014: The danger of hiding who you are

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TED@StateStreet Boston was a TED-curated event celebrating speakers from across the State Street community. Produced in partnership with State Street, the event showcased the power of collaboration in the never-ending challenge to build a better world.

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