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Mia Birdsong stopped the audience in their tracks when she said, "We have overlooked the most powerful resource we have for solving poverty: People who are poor." Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED Mia Birdsong stopped the audience in their tracks when she said, “We have overlooked the most powerful resource we have for solving poverty: People who are poor.” Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED

After two days of TEDWomen 2015,  the jaw-dropping, standing-O moments are still hanging in the air — smart, sad and funny insights on things we don’t often say out loud …

“I am a bad feminist and a good woman. I am trying to become better in how I think and say and do — without abandoning what makes me human.” —Roxane Gay

“Bobby Riggs was one of my heroes. I admired him. That’s one of the reasons I beat him — because I respected him.” —Billie Jean King

“Ebola, like all threats to humanity, is fueled by mistrust, by confusion, by distraction, by the walls we build around ourselves. While we fight against ourselves, the virus thrives.” —Pardis Sabeti

“Empathy is…

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College basketball coach, fitness fanatic, Jesus lover, and wanderluster

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