In this talk Sara Nuru, a German fashion model and TV moderator with Ethiopian roots, shares her personal story on how her identity evolved from “the first black baby of Erding” to “Germany’s Next Top Model” and finally to “a young female ambassador for an Ethiopian aid organization Menschen für Menschen”. She urges that identity might begin with the way you look or what you do for a living. But it is up to each one of us – starting with ourselves – to make sure that our identity does not end at that.
Sara Nuru is a young influential woman with Ethiopian roots who works as a fashion model & TV moderator and is also the ambassador for the charity organization “Menschen für Menschen”. After winning the 2009 edition of the casting show “Germany’s Next Topmodel”, Sara Nuru not only started a successful career in the entertainment business, she also got on opportunity to engage with “Menschen fuer Menschen”, an aid group which supports people in Ethiopia through various projects. In her TED talk, she will speak about challenges and pressure young individuals often face once it comes to making determinant future decisions such as study or next job. But what if you wanted to reinvent yourself after you have already started down your chosen path? Is it acceptable to throw everything away and start again?
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.