Communication Scholars from across the nation and around the world have been giving TEDx talks, which are independently organized local discussions in the spirit of the influential TED conference. They've raised provocative questions about education, online racism, death acceptance, and more. If you are a communication scholar and would like to be featured on this page, contact Dr. LaKesha Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Targeting the Busy Body: A Hyper-embodied Embrace of Mortality
Julie-Ann Scott Pollock, UNC-Wilmington
Through personal story-telling and insights of living in a diagnosed cerebral palsied body, she confronts the fear of mortality. She asserts that we reject, restrict, and perpetuate falsehoods about bodies deemed ‘disabled’ because they remind of the inescapable vulnerability of our mortal embodiments.