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How to Start a Revolution as a Teenager | Sarah Hesterman | TEDxChurchillHighSchool
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Added Sep 13, 2016
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In her talk, Sarah Hesterman wants to redefine the meaning of "revolution"; she believes every teenager is capable of starting one, simply by challenging the status quo or by opposing a dangerous cultural practice. Drawing on her own experience in youth activism, Sarah inspires her audience to take action, ask the right questions, find the right people, and to expect the unexpected.

Sarah Hesterman is a seventeen-year-old advocate for gender equality. Sarah has been named one of the BBC's 100 Women in 2014, a "#GirlHero" by Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, and Air Force Military Child of the Year 2015. She has also spoken at the World Innovation Summit for Education, and participated as a Youth Delegate in the United Nations Youth Assembly. Sarah is currently on the national Teen Advisory board for Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign that promotes education and leadership opportunities for girls in developing countries.

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