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What makes you special? | Mariana Atencio | TEDxUniversityofNevada

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NBC News journalist Mariana Atencio has traveled the world from Haiti to Hong Kong. In her TEDx talk, Mariana tells us how the people she's met along the way and her own immigrant experience have taught her that the only thing we all have in common is being human. Get ready to 'get human' and embrace what makes you different! Take a stand to defend your race: the human race!

Mariana Atencio is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, currently a national correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. The Huffington Post called her ‘our Latina Christiane Amanpour’ and Jorge Ramos wrote: ‘Mariana is the next-gen voice for Latinos breaking all barriers.’ Mariana is known for combining in-studio work and high profile interviews like Pope Francis, with tenacious field reporting all over the world, covering youth-led protests in places like Ferguson, Mexico, Haiti and Hong Kong.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

23 Kommentare

  1. NeuroticCashew sagt:

    Honestly, one of the best ted talks I’ve seen.

  2. Moza Alfalasi sagt:

    ‚ her words were deeper than a knife ‚

  3. Farzi Banda sagt:

    She just holds you with her amazing talk. It feels like she just keep speaking and I keep listening. I want to be a speaker like her.

  4. Nour El Høuda sagt:

    Any one here can be a voluntary and teach me how to speak British English plz

  5. Miguel Angel Benitez Yanez sagt:

    I am very happy to found this on youtube from a Venezuelan woman. I share this video for english idiom practices.

  6. Faisal Alanazi sagt:

    أحسن شي قالته الثواني الاخيرة من القصه فقط هي الخلاصه باقي القصه كلها كلام فاضي

  7. Sang Nguyen sagt:

    wow she is really beautiful

  8. ahmad jan zulmi sagt:

    in fact yours talking is so nice and beautiful.

  9. Ellie SB Kim sagt:

    Mariana, I’d love to give you a big hug. It is beautiful you take courage to celebrate your differences and imperfections. Very wise speech by the way.

  10. carina ibanez sagt:

    Now I really feel proud to be a Latina.. but most of my life I wanted to be like those American Californian girls I saw on tv shows…

  11. Khanh Ha Ngoc sagt:

    The talk is precisely awesome!

  12. Bomo Shen sagt:

    The United States is a great country because of people like Mariana Atencio are here.

  13. Thảo Nguyễn sagt:

    thật thú vị

  14. Ken Francis sagt:

    a really warming and moving talk. the quote „While I may disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it“ is not from Voltaire but from Evelyn Beatrice Hall who wrote a biography of Voltaire and was trying to illustrate Voltaire’s position.

  15. Francois Michael sagt:

    She is so hot. Like smokin.

  16. Olivia Tran sagt:

    brought me to tears. Such a powerful speech.

  17. Bandana Kitchen sagt:

    GREAT Speech….
    Appriciating somone really feel Special.

  18. Jime Osorio sagt:

    well she gets a million of claps such us she is from Venezuela they are having a crisis with their president so she demostrates a BRAVE  girl

  19. stylesismyhusband sagt:

    tunde Csipor it doesn’t invalidate anything she said, she’s making a difference where she can. You win some battles and you lose some but the point is, she’s trying and making an impact somewhere. Be more positive! 🙂

  20. Lei's Lifestyle sagt:

    tunde Csipor just do it dude. I would like to see you soon

  21. tunde Csipor sagt:

    I didn’t judge her life.When she got on the stage and spoke publicly, the content of her speech was submitted to criticism, and that’s what I did.She has all the rights in this world to speak her mind, as I also have the right not to agree or to dislike her ideas.The premise of her speech was an excellent one but she failed to substantiate it.

  22. Roberto Alejandro Correa Soto sagt:

    In my opinion, what you say makes total sense. But you have to take into account that everybody in this world have their reasons to do what they do, so neither you nor I nor anybody have the right to judge her life based on what we only saw in this 17 minute video.

  23. tunde Csipor sagt:

    What I found interesting was that she didn’t stay in her country to fight for freedom of speech…
    Next time my house gets dirty..I will go to my neighbours and lecture them about how to keep their place clean….

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