adora svitak

watching/listening to her over the years..

mar 2014 tweet from Adora’s session at sxswedu..

#selfdirect @adorasv –

How do we teach curiosity?

Wrong question.

We’re all born curious-

we need to figure out how to  keep it.


[perhaps how to keep it: short]


just imagine what’s possible..

changing the story – from oversimplified and silenced… to.. and they lived happily ever after.


feb 2015 – tedxberkley talk (not up yet?):


article 2014:

adora post 2014


may 2014:

adora usa today


find/follow Adora:

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her first TED talk:

interview with Howard:

her blog:

adora's blog

beginning years:

adora's site


love these:


dec 2014:


mar 2015:

In a different world, we wouldn’t be predator and prey, all hopeful eyes meeting cold shoulders. ……Let’s create that world, because in a different world, J, last night we could have been friends.


mar 2015

Ending the Shame of Sex | TEDxBerkeley


july 2015 – because sometimes I like to question what in the world to do with my life at 1 AM

let’s work toward a world where our goals are larger than increasing profits, and our opportunities to matter are more plentiful than our opportunities to forget that once, we cared about mattering.

a story about people grokking what matters.

as the day.



nov 2015 convo w/Jack

jack – I didn’t feel like googling it, so I did an experiment.

adora—I think that’s the only time a human has ever said that.


on home less nessunauthorized home less ness

Why You Should Think Twice About Calling the Police on Homeless People

Original Tweet:

The harsh reality is that the solution to homelessness is not a phone call, a police sweep or a shiny new app; it’s housing that people can afford.


this isn’t (doesn’t need to be ) rare.

imagine – facilitating authenticity…

finding all the geniuses inside.. waiting to be seen/heard/loved.


jack et al

and imagine if we called – facilitating curiosity – school – in the city – as the day?

7 billion such researchers/entrepreneurs/happy people.. no?