How reading books by authors of colour helps us reclaim our humanity | Layla F. Saad | TEDxVienna

Black author and antiracism educator Layla F. Saad has always been a book nerd. But for the majority of her life, the books that she read did not represent her. She was 15 years old the first time she read a book by a Black author, and 33 years old when she intentionally started reading books by Black authors and authors of colour consistently. In her quest to become a good ancestor, she has learned that reading books by authors of colour can help us all reclaim our humanity. Layla F. Saad is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author, anti-racism educator, international speaker, and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change. She is the author of the groundbreaking antiracism book, Me and White Supremacy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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