Do our attitudes make us who we are more than our circumstances? Swinzle Chauhan certainly thinks so. In this TEDx talk, she talks about how different people have their opinions based on different ‘places of knowing’ and how these are shaped by their experiences or beliefs. Using her own experience growing up with vitiligo, an autoimmune disease she was diagnosed with at the of 6, Chauhan tells the story of confronting her own “labels” – using it as a method to educate people about her circumstances.
Swinzle is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Sciences and Human Geography at UBC.
Filmed at TEDxTerryTalks 2014 on October 25th, 2014.