On April 15th, 3,200 Portlanders crammed themselves into the Keller Auditorium in search of an idea worth spreading at TEDx Portland. As the lights dimmed our fearless leader and CEO Emma Mcilroy took the stage to share the two little words that she believes stand between you and your next big idea. Emma’s story reminds us that we each have a choice, every single day, to see possibility or shut it down.
Believe it or not… this month’s installment of Free Speech was a lil different from our usual shebang. We of course still had amazing stories and everyone’s fave wine in a can, but a few other big details shied away from the expected…
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Sorry, Beyonce—we ain’t no destiny’s child. Because a Wild Feminist leaves nothing to chance. A Wild Feminist makes sh*t happen. A Wild Feminist knows the only fortune she needs is the one she makes for herself.
One whole year has passed since our inaugural Free Speech. A year of hearing intimate stories from fierce women across all walks of life. This event has been—for lack of better words—really f*cking rad.
At our very first Free Speech event on March 16th 2016, with the theme ‘The F-Word’, we heard 6 tales of feminism, first dates, forces of nature, fallopian tubes, and more. With so many more F-words to choose from, we couldn’t resist delving into this theme for round two.
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