When life is spiraling out of control, we are rarely alone. To regain our footing, we must capitulate to let others help us. Through this spoken word performance of “Brainiac” by Alex Flinn, Jennie De Rose reveals the personal side of struggle to overcome private hardships. Events can impact our lives in an instant – as Douglas Carmichael is quoted to say “our wellbeing often depends on the great letting go.”
Jennie is a graduate from Las Positas College and will be transferring to Chico State this fall to pursue communications in addition to continuing with speech. As a first-year speaker with the National Communications Association, Jennie has competed not only statewide, but internationally in Vienna, Austria, where she won international champion in prose interpretation speaking. When she is not talking up a storm, Jennie enjoys her days off by traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx