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I am a Young Woman of Consequence | Lynn Thibault | TEDxNorthHighSchool
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Added Jul 26, 2016
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Lynn Thibault gives a heartfelt talk about what it's like to be a 2010 Haiti earthquake survivor. As a young woman of consequence, she advocates that many immigrant and refugees students in U.S. public school have a common narrative in their lives, that they have experiences that have traumatized them and caused PTSD in some instances. Her idea, to support each other as peers and create a space where these live changing experience can be shared.

Lynn Thibault is a senior at North High School. She will be continuing her education at Nichols College in the fall of 2016, majoring in Business Management. Ms. Thibault came to the United States when she was 12 years old, she is a survivor of the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. After Lynn wrote an essay about being a leader in her community, she was recently named the “2016 Young Woman of Consequence” by the city of Worcester. When Lynn is not directing a meeting or writing an essay, she can be caught reading, crocheting, dancing or eating something chocolatey.

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