Mia Birdsong: The story we tell about poverty isn’t true

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We continue to struggle around the issue of poverty in America.  We think what we know about individuals in poverty, but know one really talks to those in poverty.  This Ms. Birdsong has a real conversation about poverty.

This is a Ted Talk by Mia Birdsong given at TEDWomen 2015.    She says,”As a global community, we all want to end poverty. Mia Birdsong suggests a great place to start: Let’s honor the skills, drive and initiative that poor people bring to the struggle every day. She asks us to look again at people in poverty: They may be broke — but they’re not broken.