Famous Speech Friday: Chai Jing's "Under the Dome" Documentary

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Viral doesn't even begin to describe this spring's wild ride for Chai Jing's "Under the Dome," a 104-minute documentary on air pollution in China. Your choice of clothing can speak for you. But her personal narration on stage is underscored by her simple, down to earth clothing. The video debuted on Chinese websites on February 28, 2015. A week later, more than 200 million Chinese--about a third of the country's online population--had watched it.

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Famous Speech Friday: Viola Davis accepts an historic 2017 Oscar

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Start strong, and with a surprise: I can't say it better than this take on the speech in The Atlantic : "Davis’s speech quickly went viral and received wide acclaim for a lot of reasons, and prime among them was simply good writing. Tell us why we're really here: You can look at most Hollywood awards ceremonies as if they were a typical industry awards banquet, with better clothes and brighter stars involved.

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Famous Speech Friday: Debi Jackson on her transgender child

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The day I let her go to school in girl clothes, she was happier than I had seen her in a very long time. The speech went viral after it appeared on The Huffington Post , with tens of thousands of shares and hundreds of thousands of views, propelled in part by a tweet from singer Ricky Martin. The Listen To Your Mother tour (motto: "Giving motherhood a microphone") is an important platform for women speakers, with events in more than 30 U.S. cities this year.

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