【TED】是一个会议的名称,它是英文technology,entertainment, design三个单词的首字母缩写。它是社会各界精英交流的盛会,这里有当代最杰出的思想家,这里有当代最优秀的科学家,这里有迸发着最闪耀的思想火花,这里孕育着最光辉的梦想。

Thandie Newton
Swinging from Hollywood blockbusters to sensitive indie films, Thandie Newton brings thoughtfulness and delicate beauty to her work.



I grew up on the coast of England in the 70s. My dad is white from Cornwall, and my mom is black from Zimbabwe. Even the idea of us as a family was challenging to most people. But nature had its wicked way, and brown babies were born. But from about the age of five, I was aware that I didn't fit. I was the black atheist kid in the all-white catholic school run by nuns. I was an anomaly. And my self was rooting around for definition and trying to plug in. Because the self likes to fit, to see itself replicated, to belong. That confirms its existence and its importance. And it is important. It has an extremely important function. Without it, we literally can't interface with others. We can't hatch plans and climb that stairway of popularity, of success. But my skin color wasn't right. My hair wasn't right. My history wasn't right. My self became defined by otherness, which meant that, in that social world, I didn't really exist. And I was other before being anything else -- even before being a girl. I was a noticeable nobody.
我于上世纪七十年代生长在英格兰的海岸边。我父亲是来自康沃尔的白人,我母亲是来自津巴布韦的黑人。对于许多人来说,是无论如何也想不到我们是一家人。但大自然自有意想不到的一面,棕色的孩子出生了。但自从五岁开始,我就察觉出我的格格不入。我是一个信奉无神论的黑人孩子,在一个由修女运转的白人天主学校,我是一个另类。我的自我在不断寻找一个定义,并试图将自己套入定义。因为自我都是愿意去融入,看到自己被复制,有归属感。那能确认自我的存在感和重要性,这很重要。这有一个极端重要的功能。没有一个对自我的定义,我们简直不能和其他人交流。我们无法制定计划,无法爬上潮流和成功的阶梯。但我的肤色不对。我的发色不对。我的来历不对。我的自我被他人定义,这意味着在社会上 我并不存在。我首先被定义为一个另类,甚至先于被定义为一个女孩。我是一个引人注意的没有人。