10 TED Talks Given by Mormons

3. Elizabeth Smart

In 2002, when she was 14 years old, Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her bedroom in Salt Lake City. She spent nine months in captivity and was severely abused by her captor. Smart shares her story in her book My Story and in the TEDx talk with the same title below. In the talk, Smart uses her story to encourage anyone going through trials to not give up and to fight and move forward. 

4. James Perry

Studio C cast member James Perry discusses his search for a career path and life purpose in his talk "How I Stumbled on a Purpose" for TEDxBYU. "I've always been so jealous of those people who seem to know, from a young age, exactly what they want to do in life," Perry begins. With humor, he shares his journey of worry, stress, continuously changing majors, and accidentally walking into his purpose. He offers three tips for those struggling like he once did. 

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