A Journey of Future Challenging by Hayley Lapalme

A Journey of Future Challenging

by Hayley Lapalme

It started as a fluke. In '11 a video I made the day of my grandpapa's funeral, inspired by his values, won a competition. Off to TEDxBled.

Bled, Slovenia, not Slovakia. (I-go ex-Yugo, not ex-Czech, check). Bags packed! Challenge:Future here we go...

A talk on how food systems connect the world led to a new internal dialogue about how people connect around the world.

I took my own advice and Just Ask(ed!) C:F if they wanted to have this conversation together.

They said yes. Udoka said it was a first time her Nigerian accent wasn't the focus of a conversation. I say, it's a start.

But I am still making mistakes. Friends with cameras at tough moments (ahem) capture the learning, the growth. It's scarymazing.

​With C:F, we are building a collaborative world. One where embracing diversity means exploring difference, not just naming similarity.

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