The Thing Is, I Stutter: Megan Washington at TEDxSydney 2014

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Megan Washington is one of Australia’s premier singer/songwriters and in this surprising talk Megan reveals her secret problem. Since childhood, Megan has been afflicted with a stutter which has hampered her ability to communicate. Except when she sings.

Megan also performs a haunting new song, ‘To Or Not Let Go’, from her yet-to-be-released album. The work is a meditation on the notion of beauty and a fitting follow-up to her highly personal and arresting talk.

Megan Washington is a two-time ARIA Award winner and multi-platinum album seller. The full depth and breadth of Washington’s talent is perhaps best demonstrated in her critically acclaimed ‘Insomnia’ EP which was released in early 2012. Where most artists would have pursued obvious commercial routes, ‘Insomnia’ presented a darker, more intimate side to Megan’s writing.

Megan headlined the Sydney Festival and sold out the Sydney Opera House Main Concert Hall with the ACO before relocating to London to commence work on her upcoming album with Sam Dixon (Sia, Adele). Megan Washington’s first new studio recording in more than two years will be released in the second half of 2014.

TEDxSydney is an independently organised event licensed from TED by longtime TEDster, Remo Giuffré (REMO General Store) and organised by his General Thinking network of fellow thinkers and other long time collaborators.

TEDxSydney has become the leading platform and pipeline for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity, innovation and culture to the rest of the world.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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