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The Truth About Beauty and Power: TEDx Talk | Ryann Richardson
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The Truth About Beauty and Power: TEDx Talk | Ryann Richardson

Filmed at TEDx Citrus Park Women in December 2019, in this talk, Ryann Richardson confronts the conventional wisdom around the value of beauty, highlights the sociological basis for its use as a vehicle for power, and makes the feminist argument for women stepping into dual roles that reject the requisite, binary decision between beauty and intellect. ====================== Ryann Richardson made history when she became the 50th Anniversary Miss Black America. Before that, the tech marketer-turned-founder and Diversity & Inclusion advocate spent 10 years building brands and culture for companies spanning early-stage startups to billion-dollar "unicorns" to the Fortune500. Her work earned her a spot as the youngest honoree on Savoy Magazine’s list of Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America and set her on the path to discovering her unique purpose as a champion for underrepresented voices. Today, Ryann is a TEDx and Keynote Speaker and host. Through her national speaking tour, she's reached thousands of people of color, women, marginalized people, and allies with talks on social equity, representation, and culture. Ryann leads the TAKE UP SPACE MVMT, a social action campaign focused on building social, political, and economic power for historically marginalized communities through educational programming, grassroots activism, and commercial and non-profit partnerships. Learn more at http://www.ryannrichardson.com