During my TEDx experience I struggled with finding my voice and feeling true passion instead of the fear of failure.
During the months of preparation for the talk I found it more convenient to focus on the circumstances that weren’t favorable or ideal which prohibited me from seeing the bigger picture of my impact and the path of my journey as a black youth and climate activist.
Every day I felt as if my idea wasn’t a real solution and that I wouldn’t be able to balance all of my responsibilities as a high school senior. I soon realized that my vision and my demand for change was undeniably important and that my input on climate change was valuable coming from someone of my identity.
I realized that no matter how I expressed my vision and concerns, the most important and impactful detail of my talk is that I was passionate about making a positive change for all communities by people working together to care for one another as well as the environment to make our societies and world cultures more inclusive, sustainable, and collective.
Through my experience I realized my power as an individual and opened my mind to different ventures for climate activism and how I can continue to inspire people to act on injustice and pursue environmental sustainability.