We are beyond thrilled that TEDxWomen organizers all over the world have leveraged the experience last week to launch their own local movements and campaigns. One of the things that makes the TEDx model so special, is that it creates one unifying experience and inspires local movers and shakers to get acquainted and start collaborating. It’s the epitome of localized global and globalized local.
TEDxSingaporeWomen is just one great example. They joined TED Prize winner J.R.’s Inside Out Project, which aims to highlight untold stories and images of people around the world. (Incidentally, J.R.’s film, Women are Heroes, had its U.S. premiere at the first annual TEDWomen in Washington D.C. last year.)
The Singapore organizers’ version–Sheroes–started with local TEDxWomen speakers from this year and last. To highlight these diverse women–artists, entrepreneurs, designers, and dulas, among them–they did a photo shoot. Check out their community-building work online and this beautiful video of the photo shoot:
On December 28th they will be installing 30 large-scale prints of these incredible women at the stunning La Salle College of Arts, and throughout 2012 the team will be visiting schools, community organizations, associations to inspire and help them implement their own Inside Out actions–ala J.R.’s vision. The aim, in their own words, is to celebrate “people of all backgrounds, ages, and professions, especially ‘invisible people’ who are unsung and not recognized as ‘heroes’ in society.”
We continue to be so inspired by what a little art, a lot of community, and some inspired women can do all over the world. Keep the stories coming!