Tall Poppies

October 25, 2022

By Anvi Kevany

When you hear the word “gifted,” what ideas pop into your head? Emily would like to change your mind. Her TEDx Talk will encompass her personal and educational experiences growing up profoundly gifted; the stereotypes she faced, the challenges she overcame, and the educational path that lead to her becoming a college freshman at fifteen.

Emily was a senior at Lake Forest College when she made this TEDx Talk. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing from Lake Forest College and an MFA in Creative Writing from National University. She is a published, experienced author focusing on fiction, poetry and academic writing. She is a poet, educator and illustrator now based in Chicago. She is the author of “I Want Your Emergency. In March 2023, she will begin her education to become a funeral director at Worsham College of Mortuary.

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