Most of us here in the US know about reading mean tweets from Jimmy Kimmel's rendition when he asks movie, television, music, and sports stars to read not so nice tweets that have been written about them. Here we have our favorite Irish YouTuber Riyadh Khalaf share some of the mean tweets he's received. He's joined by someone I need to learn more about, Panti Bliss.
Watch their hilarious, heart warming, alcohol induced video here.
In a quick search on the web, I did find this TEDx talk done by Panti Bliss earlier this year.
I'm an instant fan. I think you'll be, too.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Ireland's foremost "gender discombobulist", Panti, shares her experience of the little, everyday things that can have a huge impact on the wellbeing of gay people. Panti expresses her thoughts on navigating a world in which the simple act of holding hands can be a political statement in itself.
Panti is Ireland's foremost "gender discombobulist" and "accidental activist”. She was also presented with an Irish 'People of the Year' award in 2014. Panti's creator Rory O'Neill sparked a national furore when he appeared on national television and named certain individuals and organisations as homophobic. When Panti took to the stage of the National Theatre to defend herself, her ten minute oration became an international sensation.
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), – youtube.com