Michelle Otero talks about her life experiences and how it lead her to the realization of where to find the strength within yourself. Michelle Otero is the Poet Laureate of Albuquerque and the author of Malinche’s Daughter. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, on the Modern Love Podcast, NPR’s Code Switch, and in New Mexico Magazine, Shenandoah, and The Best of Brevity Anthology. Originally from Deming, New Mexico, she holds a B.A. in History from Harvard College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. She is a member of Macondo Writer’s Workshop and a founding member of Albuquerque’s TIASO Artist Collective. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Here I Am: Bringing Our Best Selves to Meet Today’s Challenges | Michelle Otero | TEDxYouth@UWCUSA