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True Courage | Marianne Elliott | TEDxWellingtonWomen

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Marianne Elliott is a mouthy introvert who collects, treasures and tells tales. She’s a slow but relentless runner, a devotee of the cult of chocolate, and a dedicated student and teacher of courage. By day she rallies New Zealanders to fight for truth, justice and a kinder way at ActionStation. By night she is the official margarita tester and La Directora of La Boca Loca restaurant. Many years ago she wore a horse-hair wig called Ringo and appeared before the High Court of New Zealand as a corporate lawyer. Since then she has lived and worked as a human rights advocate in the Gaza Strip, East Timor and Afghanistan, where she tried to make peace between warring tribes and discovered stories were her secret weapon, and yoga was her medicine. Marianne is the author of ‘Zen Under Fire’ and the bearer of many unanswered questions. Marianne Elliott is a mouthy introvert who collects, treasures and tells tales. She’s a slow but relentless runner, a devotee of the cult of chocolate, and a dedicated student and teacher of courage. By day she rallies New Zealanders to fight for truth, justice and a kinder way at ActionStation. By night she is the official margarita tester and La Directora of La Boca Loca restaurant. Many years ago she wore a horse-hair wig called Ringo and appeared before the High Court of New Zealand as a corporate lawyer. Since then she has lived and worked as a human rights advocate in the Gaza Strip, East Timor and Afghanistan, where she tried to make peace between warring tribes and discovered stories were her secret weapon, and yoga was her medicine. Marianne is the author of ‘Zen Under Fire’ and the bearer of many unanswered questions. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx