"Stories move like whirling dervishes ... they connect all humanity, regardless of identity politics." — Elif Shafak, novelist Ryan McVay/Getty Images hide caption

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Identities

In this hour, TED speakers describe their journeys to answer the question: who am I?

"The point when peace arrives is when you no longer feel like ... you need to make a noisy celebration about it, when you've just incorporated into who you are" — Andrew Solomon TEDMED hide caption

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Can Your Child's Identity Shape Yours?
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"If you're a woman writer from the Muslim world, like me, then you are expected to write the stories of Muslim women — and preferably, the unhappy stories of unhappy Muslim women" — Elif Shafak James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Can Stories Overcome Identity Politics?
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"I think being a part of many places but not entirely of any one of them is a terrific emancipation" — Pico Iyer James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What Do You Call Home?
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