Studies show that LGBTQ people inhabiting unaccepting communities and workplaces are more likely to suffer health problems, become victims of violence or take their own lives. In a personal effort to redress that problem, human resources professional Morgana Bailey courageously came out to a TED audience, not only to begin living more authentically but also to inspire others to accept those who may be different from themselves. Coming out of hiding helps the world become a better, more accepting place.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why hiding parts of your true self has personal and social consequences, and
- Why embracing your authentic self helps society accept others like you.
About the Speaker
Morgana Bailey is the director of the global human resources data management team at State Street.