Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Exposes The Danger of the Single Story

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What’s in a name?
That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet.
~William Shakespeare


(Originally posted on 12/17/2015
Well, this week I learned that the Millennials outnumbered the Baby Boomers.  The first time that any generation has outnumbered the Baby Boomers.

Perhaps that is why there has partly contributed to the recent attention to social change and social justice.

I realize that the residents of the comfort zone liked things just the way that they were. It felt safe.

I get that. The comfort zone does have some elements of coziness to it.

But to too many of us the comfort zone is toxic.

Only one story gets told.  All of the other voices are silenced.

Award winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, shares a lesson about the importance of stories. Here she is in a 2009 TED presentation called, “The Danger of the Single Story”.

UPDATE 12/6/2016

Now everywhere that I look no one is saying the words “social change” or “social justice”.  Not even to call us activists names.  


That is so last year.

The new word, “identity politics”. Folks were trying to come up with some way to replace words like Civil Rights and, well, they finally did it.

Ain’t nothing changed but the letters of the alphabet.

Everything else still applies.

Fellow Survivors:  

Know that when WE tell our Truths, our individual truths, the healing becomes deeply embedded in souls & spirits of carriers of long term suffering. 

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Post Author: Tonya GJ Prince

Tonya is a Social Justice Expert with over 24 years experience as a speaker, group facilitator, crisis intervention counselor, writer, advocate & activist. She holds a BS in Organizational Management & Development.
Her Tortie rescue cat MiaBelle, is her longtime co-writer.
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