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The Power of Reading With Strangers | Mackenzie Bullard | TEDxBU


The stigma of homelessness comes from our societies misperception and misunderstanding of others situations and the factors that play into our health. Reading with the homeless can help alleviate and deconstruct the stereotypes of homelessness by using story telling as a healthy channel to communicate about our passions, vulnerabilities, and different paths in life. The power of reading with strangers can be a meaningful tool for breaking down the barriers of fear and uncertainty that keep us from achieving a healthier world. Mackenzie Bullard is a MPH candidate at the Boston University School of Public Health studying Health Law & Policy and Human Rights. He is passionate about bringing change to the start up culture by emphasizing the inexplicable link between innovation, human rights, and health. He is the Founder of Snacks & Short Stories, and believes that reading with others can cultivate meaningful human connection and make the world a healthier place. 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