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Update: check out Colin’s sequel, “How the Hero’s Journey Led Me Astray, at http://youtu.be/OyM-2_5cmkA

Watching “The Wizard of Oz” and “Star Wars” with his son and daughter made communications expert Colin Stokes wonder about the stories we celebrate. Thanks to a growing awareness of gender representation, the world is now safe for girls in armor – but is the hero journey we’ve gotten used to inherently limiting? This funny and thought-provoking talk from TEDxBeaconStreet will make you look twice at your favorite films.


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Colin Stokes

Colin Stokes

Colin is a Brookline father and husband with a career in non-profit communications and marketing. For the last 9 years he has worked with leadership of education organizations on storytelling, branding, messaging, employee engagement, and inclusion. Before children, Colin was a professional actor in Boston and New York, appearing in Shakespeare and musicals as well as momentarily on a couple of Law and Order franchises. His previous TEDxBeaconStreet talks explore the role stories play in identity and have been viewed more than 6 million times. He blogs at colinstokes.blogspot.com and tweets @stokescolin.