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TitleI'm a criminal because of where I was born | Desirée Venn Frederic | TEDxMidAtlanticSalon
DescriptionDesirée Venn Frederic is a Sierra Leonean born immigrant, a writer and installation artist. As the founder of Nomad Yard Collectiv, a globally minded vintage shop in Washington, D.C., Venn Frederic creates a playground for those who love culture, history and rare antiques steeped in stories. She uses her work to negotiate multiple strata of marginalization being both undocumented and an aboriginal indigenous woman. Desirée Venn Frederic is a Sierra Leonean born immigrant, a writer and installation artist. As the founder of Nomad Yard Collectiv, a globally minded vintage shop in Washington, D.C., Venn Frederic creates a playground for those who love culture, history and rare antiques steeped in stories. She uses her work to negotiate multiple strata of marginalization being both undocumented and an aboriginal indigenous woman. She is a community organizer, and founding member of Artist Union DC, with a keen interest in cultural studies and artistic expression. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i644sBMaOY
Word Level1.64
Grade Level6.94
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