All children need some sort of guidance, which anyone may be able to give them, but it is the love and instruction of their parent(s) that will be the most profound in their lives. No matter where a child's parent(s) reside, it must always be recognized that their influence can greatly impact the child's life in the present and future.
In my childhood years I didn't know exactly who I was, yet I knew what I was opposed to. That is inequality in its many shapes and forms. Knowledge of self is my greatest asset. That encompasses my strong cultural roots of both African and Hispanic origin. I also maintain a healthy spirituality with prayer, meditation and laughter.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)