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Creation post survival | Sal Bigay and Rachel Maddox | TEDxConnecticutCollege
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Added Sep 20, 2016
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This TEDx Talk is about identity. It is about the importance of narrative and expression. It is a story about how two people can live parallel lives and respond in different ways: the “introvert” versus the “extrovert”, the “woman” versus the “man”, the “writer” versus the “orator” (but enough with binaries, we hate those).

Sal Bigay is a painter, an advocate for queer students of color, and an aspiring math teacher. Sal grew up in Northern New Jersey as a soccer star and prom king, and then studied Government and Art at Connecticut College, where he came to be known on campus for his fearless fashion, booming voice, and tireless work in student government.

Rachel Maddox is a recent graduate of Connecticut College, where she studied theater and education. She is the author of "Destructive Behaviors", a play based on her experiences as a queer student of color.

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