Ama McKinley first read me this via FaceTime from a sidewalk cafe in Atlanta. And I cried at the end, despite being on a cell phone. I felt the vulnerability and truth, yes, but also a fierce pride and gratitude that something this profound would be spoken at PechaKucha Night. I cried again when she did it live, and again watching the video. It’s almost impossible to express how I feel about this talk, which touches on some difficult and central issues very simply and gracefully. Or to say how I feel about the stunningly gorgeous woman giving it. This presentation was the beating heart of an amazing night… this talk is what PechaKucha Orlando is all about. This is why I do this.
– Eddie Selover, PK Orlando Organizer
Ama McKinley brought an extraordinary evening to its emotional heart with this simple, eloquent talk from v18 in July. We’ve had many wonderful stories on our stage, some as great as this, but none better. Watch it. Share it… and make the world a little better place.
– PechaKucha Orlando
If you haven’t read the original article behind this performance, click here.
3 thoughts on “VIDEO: Follow the White Rabbit”
Thank you for speaking to my Ibeji Heart
Hi Ama just read your post.
I have been happily married to a beautiful lady for 30 years we have three beautiful children, why am I telling you this – well I’m white my wife is black…what attracted me to her was her beauty, her intelligence and her humour…colour never came into the equation. We have travelled extensively around the world (however not to the USA) but have never experienced the things you have. We live in the UK and whilst there are problems nothing on the scale of the US.
I wish you both every happiness as I have with my wife. Stay strong, love each other and you can endure anything. Always remember colour is a state of mind it’s the person inside that counts.
My very best wishes always.
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(P.S. You are a gifted speaker)