2015 Speaker

Naiya Davis

Naiya Davis

Ouch...Did You Really Mean That?

My name is Naiya Davis and I am currently a senior in high school. I have a passion of wanting everyone around me to feel comfortable in their own skin and have their individuality without being stereotyped. My Ted-Talk is about comments that we may said intentionally and unintentionally that discriminate against our families and friends. These types of comments are called Micro-aggressions. I tell the audience about my journey of facing micro-aggressions in a predominately white school and also being a micro-aggressor without realizing it, and why it brought me to Wayland High School stage.