Reflections | Ellen Ashley | TEDxSaintAndrewsSchool The art of seduction | Seema Anand | TEDxEaling 2 days ago   05:34

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In our world today, many people feel the need to change to fit society's mold of who they should be, instead of focusing on their true beauty and potential. However, if we let the opinions of others overtake our conscience and fill our heads with doubt and negative thoughts, we can lose sight of who we truly are. This dance entitled "Reflections" was choreographed in order to show everyone that no one needs to give in to the voices of society and change their true selves to satisfy others because, at the end of the day, we are all beautiful and special just the way we are. Ellie Ashley is a freshman at Saint Andrew’s School and recently choreographed an original piece for Novemberfest, the fall dance show. She has been dancing since she was in elementary school and has danced in numerous performances with the Saint Andrew's Dance Company. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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The art of seduction | Seema Anand | TEDxEaling Reflections | Ellen Ashley | TEDxSaintAndrewsSchool 2 days ago   14:38

The ancient arts of Courtesanery and Seduction were once treated as high philosophy, with divine and academic associations. Dr. Seema Anand explores how these narratives have been lost and in the evolution of their vocabulary, the implications have changed. Working with the range of what 'story' can mean to an individual Seema facilitates the learning processes of 'telling', 'listening', 'acknowledging' and 'rejecting' the narratives that make up our lives and our social interactions to enhance communication, build links and open dialogue.

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