Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
Since the first TEDx event took place on March 23, 2009, the popularity of these independent TED events has exploded, and conference organizers around the world are now tasked with putting together groups of engaging speakers who exemplify the TED mission of “ideas worth spreading.” With this in mind, we’re proud to announce that one of our 12th grade students, Yada P., has been selected as a speaker at this Saturday’s TEDx conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she will present her talk on “The Light Footsteps Dance Initiative.”
The Light Footsteps Dance Initiative
The following description comes courtesy of Yada’s website Light Footsteps Dance:
“Light Footsteps is dedicated to raising awareness of the situations of hospital children when it comes to quality of education, and empowering hospital children with chronic diseases through dance education. Many charities provide funds and performances for the hospital children, but Light Footsteps focuses on empowering hospital children so that they will have the self confidence to succeed later in life through the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of dance. The initiative is focused in the Chiang Mai area in Thailand, but is aiming to expand to the online sphere as well.”
How to watch Yada’s TEDx Talk
Yada’s talk, as well as all of the other talks from TEDxChiangMai, will be available for viewing on http://www.livebox.me/ and http://www.youtube.com/user/liveboxchiangmai after the conclusion of the event. You can also check our blog for updates.