This study guide will help you analyze America Ferrera’s speech “My identity is a superpower – not an obstacle”. In addition to help for your analysis, you can find a summary of the text and ideas for discussing it.
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Title: “My identity is a superpower – not an obstacle” (2019)
Sender: America Ferrera
America Ferrera (b. 1984) is an award-winning American actress, who is mostly known for her role as Betty Suarez on the comedy-drama Ugly Betty. For her performance, Ferrera was awarded several prizes, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy. She is also a producer, director, and writer. Ferrera’s book, American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, was published in 2018. Her speech “My identity is a superpower – not an obstacle” was delivered in April 2019, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, as part of the TED2019: Bigger Than Us conference.
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