A harrowing personal tale about the aftermath of a violent attack and the ensuing PTSD.
In his day job, Ed Gavagan is the owner of PraxisNYC, a design/build firm practicing across a broad spectrum. Ed creates homes and furniture for fancy people and humble folk the world over. In 2009, Ed began telling stories with The Moth at a StorySLAM in Manhattan. Since then, he has won a Moth GrandSLAM and contributed to The Moth Mainstage events. He was featured numerous times on The Moth iTunes podcast, the Peabody-award-winning Moth Radio Hour on public radio, and one of his stories was included in the NY Times best-selling Moth Story Book. Ed gave a talk at TEDMed2012 and was on the stage/production design team for TEDMed 2013 and 2014. He is represented by William Morris Endeavor as a writer and a speaker. Ed lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.
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