What makes you special? | Mariana Atencio | TEDxUniversityofNevada

  • Published on Feb 2, 2017
  • NBC News journalist Mariana Atencio has traveled the world from Haiti to Hong Kong. In her TEDx talk, Mariana tells us how the people she's met along the way and her own immigrant experience have taught her that the only thing we all have in common is being human. Get ready to 'get human' and embrace what makes you different! Take a stand to defend your race: the human race!
    Mariana Atencio is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, currently a national correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. The Huffington Post called her ‘our Latina Christiane Amanpour’ and Jorge Ramos wrote: ‘Mariana is the next-gen voice for Latinos breaking all barriers.’ Mariana is known for combining in-studio work and high profile interviews like Pope Francis, with tenacious field reporting all over the world, covering youth-led protests in places like Ferguson, Mexico, Haiti and Hong Kong.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Comments • 3 926

  • Sonya Berkenpas
    Sonya Berkenpas 12 hours ago

    @Mariana Atencio - Thanks for representing us Latinas and showing the world how strong, intelligent, and kind we are-no matter where we were born, we all have something to offer! 🙌🏽

  • tot2600hrs
    tot2600hrs 20 hours ago

    White people will never accept anyone else as “equals”. This is a true fact. Research it. Actions speak louder than words, now look at their actions. What country aren’t they in sponsoring terrorism?

  • Yana Yanina
    Yana Yanina Day ago

    I disliked the video, because so much drama in her words about her sister. Her sister is alive! What does she want more! It's so dishonest to people whom relatives died in the similar circumstances.

  • Mahi's Expedition

    I am amazed with her speech !

  • Mahi's Expedition

    The way she delivered her speech is splendid ! She knows how to grab the attention of the audience ❤️

  • María Camila Álvarez Gutierrez

    I really need something like this today, thank you!!!

  • EXO Kings
    EXO Kings Day ago

    Wow she’s the most perfect human I see ! ~

  • mario tanzania
    mario tanzania Day ago

    luvvvv it

  • Uttara Chowdhury

    Was she crying during this session?🤔

  • Wolfy Road
    Wolfy Road Day ago

    My country also Bahrain❤️

  • Loein
    Loein 2 days ago

    Best ted talk ever.

  • Sara Nouioua
    Sara Nouioua 2 days ago

    Wonderfully human ❤️❤️❤️

  • Christina Grzsik
    Christina Grzsik 3 days ago

    "We are All different. We are All quirky, and unique, and that is what makes us Wonderfully human."

    • Yashaswi Kulshreshtha
      Yashaswi Kulshreshtha Day ago

      we know that, but how can you explain to society that you're a human too, cuz in my country you're worthless if you are not good at studies or something which they don't like. I said studies cause it's more usual to me and all across the globe, most student struggle in it.

  • Hadiqa
    Hadiqa 3 days ago

    What makes me special?


  • Dr.Muhammad Fathy
    Dr.Muhammad Fathy 3 days ago

    Perfectly special woman

  • Online Bangla Tech
    Online Bangla Tech 4 days ago

    All the best

  • Gouranga Sarkar
    Gouranga Sarkar 4 days ago

    Excellent 👏👏👏

  • Moeez Shah
    Moeez Shah 5 days ago


  • An Lã
    An Lã 5 days ago +4

    My purpose is learning my listening skill!

  • ปัญญา ฤกษ์สกุลชัย

    GATEWAY me not need it cache go to ?

  • ปัญญา ฤกษ์สกุลชัย

    it do router me close

  • Se A
    Se A 6 days ago +3

    You are magnificent but those people doesn’t care.

  • Se A
    Se A 6 days ago

    Thank you my dear. We are in your shoes.

  • Nancy Solari
    Nancy Solari 6 days ago

    Thank you for reminding us that our differences are what make us stand out and can enable our success, not prevent it. When we learn to push past society’s views of us and create our own image, we can rise to our fullest potential and live full out.

  • Anfisa Ponomareva
    Anfisa Ponomareva 6 days ago


  • Pi-Tech
    Pi-Tech 6 days ago +1

    I am an human being.(is not it special)

  • Sevinç Arı
    Sevinç Arı 6 days ago +1

    türk yok mu ya

  • Harshit Gupta
    Harshit Gupta 6 days ago


  • Easy Rider
    Easy Rider 6 days ago

    your fashion makes you special

  • Kundan singh rajput
    Kundan singh rajput 7 days ago

    Any contact no

    CREATIVE SAL 7 days ago

    What makes me special is I love to create, create things to make my life easier.. maybe one day I might create something special, that in turn? can make someone else's life easier? That would be so cool 👍 and rewarding.

  • George Indestructible

    Fatima teach you belly dancing? With that dress code?(i mean i get the point but she found the wrong source to make her argument valid)

  • Asep Rohmandarjuara
    Asep Rohmandarjuara 8 days ago

    Autobiografi yang menginspirasi untuk perubahan yang lebih baik !.

  • Osama .A
    Osama .A 8 days ago


  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 9 days ago

    U catch me

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 9 days ago

    I m Alien

  • Pamella Back
    Pamella Back 9 days ago


  • Pamella Back
    Pamella Back 9 days ago

    amo na

  • karishma suthar
    karishma suthar 9 days ago

    Inspiring ❤️

  • Midhun Thomas
    Midhun Thomas 9 days ago

    Very nice and different..

  • bijan shrestha
    bijan shrestha 9 days ago

    thumbs up

  • mekhanath 343
    mekhanath 343 10 days ago

    Who is here to improve u r english

  • Yashaswi Kulshreshtha
    Yashaswi Kulshreshtha 10 days ago

    Here education is about surviving, if you're in top colleges than you can survive with ease, or you will starve. I
    like gaining knowledge but not freakin learn it to survive.

  • Alakshinder Chauhan
    Alakshinder Chauhan 11 days ago

    I wan marry her.Mariana s special

  • robbedontuesday
    robbedontuesday 11 days ago

    I loved the definition of Jorge Ramos: "Latinos breaking all barriers"... Is that not blatant racism...???????????

  • Terezia Petrus
    Terezia Petrus 11 days ago

  • Bayzid Mahmud
    Bayzid Mahmud 11 days ago


  • Aviva Godfrey
    Aviva Godfrey 11 days ago +5

    God doesn't make us with spare parts, but *rare* parts.

  • احمد مجيد
    احمد مجيد 12 days ago +7

    This is the first time i watch this
    Who is like me?

  • Alakshinder Chauhan
    Alakshinder Chauhan 13 days ago

    U seem special too

  • Anjo Soliman
    Anjo Soliman 13 days ago +4

    Whenever I am having self-doubt and feel very small, I always watch ted talks. Love it.

  • Adiya
    Adiya 13 days ago

    I think that it doesn't matter what makes you special, cause human and its soul is more than just you nationality, gender or anything. The soul says "I am already cool, there is nothing that can make me feel myself better or worse , cause I am already cool

  • Jyotilal Gorai
    Jyotilal Gorai 14 days ago


  • Harshita Harshi
    Harshita Harshi 14 days ago

    Being special is a special thing which differentiate us from others

  • Mahdi Mohiadin
    Mahdi Mohiadin 15 days ago

    Thanks Mariana for your inspiration👏👏

  • Jeongwoo Heo
    Jeongwoo Heo 15 days ago

    unbroken mind i admire

  • كرار سامي
    كرار سامي 16 days ago

    جميل جداً

  • psycho beast mode
    psycho beast mode 16 days ago +67

    Anyone In 2020?

  • Spiritual Scientist
    Spiritual Scientist 17 days ago

    What makes u special is time and space, because you only have to travel to another space and/or time to find someone who is your clone. That is just statistics applied to the human genome.