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Power of Stories -- Muslims on the Web: Kubra Gumusay at TEDxOxbridge

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Published on Aug 20, 2013

We don't dare to meet, talk, and listen to "The Other." We don't share our stories with "The Other" and hence don't discover "Us." But, what's easier than a click? In her talk Kübra shares her personal discovery of the power of stories in the digital age.

Kübra Gümüsay (@kuebra) is a freelance journalist for Taz, Die Zeit and Der Freitag, a blogger and the first hijabi columnist in Germany. She writes on migration, feminism, racism, and the Internet. In 2011, she was listed amongst the "Top 30 until 30" journalists by Medium Magazine and her blog "Ein Fremdwörterbuch" was nominated for the Grimme Online Award. She has contributed to the books "Skandal! Die Macht öffentlicher Empörung" and "Manifest der Vielen". Gümüsay is also the co-founder of Zahnräder, a network for Muslim artists, academics, and social entrepreneurs in Germany.

This talk was part of the "Connecting Through Time" session at TEDxOxbridge "Timeless Ideas" in Oxford, England at the Said Business School on June 1, 2013. Find out more about TEDxOxbridge at www.tedxoxbridge.com or on Facebook or Twitter (@tedxoxbridge).

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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