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Kylie Helterbrand

Student, Class of 2020 in San Antonio

Making Boys Cry, and Other Ways to Change the World

PRESENTED ON DEC 01, 2015
IN SAN ANTONIO @ VOL 20
"I sat on the steps of the supreme court step while the justices were deciding on same-sex marriage. As we looked around to see people discovering the news, the joy was overwhelming. It was such a cool moment to know that my generation was seeing the love and acceptance that could come from the human experience."

In Making Boys Cry, and Other Ways to Change the World from PechaKuhca Night San Antonio Vol. 20, Kylie Helterbrand, an eighth-grade student graduating high school in 2020, isn’t waiting until commencement to start changing the world. Already, global issues like climate change, terrorism, the wage gap and marriage equality are front-and-center in her world. Despite how daunting these challenges appear, she also knows they’re not insurmountable. She challenges audiences and her peers alike to get started making positive change today.
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Gender on the Brain

BY JARED ANGEL
IN NISHINOMIYA

Common stereotypes regarding gender and the brain are traced, evaluated and debunked. Jared explains ways in which gender boundaries are crossed in his fictional writing.

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Schools of Equality

BY GULIKA REDDY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 18, 2015

Gulika Reddy presents a talk about the 'Schools of Equality' initiative... How it came to be? Why it is required? And how can this help?

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Disabling Labelling

BY ANN HAWKINS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"By and large, most people thought it was time for change. And I was going to be part of that change."

In "Disabling Labelling" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3, writer, mentor, and idealist Ann Hawkins passionately talks about equal opportunity and the modern world lessons that she insists we must learn that race, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, and all the various labels that we are so accustomed to assigning each other, have very little to do with the kind of people we actually are or how effective we can be in the world. "It's time to tidy up our language" she adds referring to limitations labels give us, concluding "we owe it to the next generation."

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, October 15th, 2015. 

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Gender Politics

BY JODIE ORTEGA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jodie Ortega raps us through a spoken word journey on gender politics and stories of strong female friends and role models. 

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Girl Powered

BY MADDIE CRISMAN
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

Maddie Crisman's been standing up for her rights since joining the football team in school. Today she and her partner embody equal rights and advocate for equity.

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Unconditional Love

BY NICK HEAP
@ VOL 45 ON MAR 06, 2018

Nick Heap’s personal Mission is to create a world of unconditional love, acceptance and empathy by sharing his story, building connection with like-minded others and living a life of service.

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Sustainability Upgrades Help Local Boys' Comic Career!

BY REILLY LOVELAND
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

What if students were given the opportunity to make big design decisions in their schools? Students and staff spend over 1000 hours per year in their school buildings and 1 in 5 people you know spend their days in these schools. As populations continue to grow and buildings and infrastructure age, we are faced with the need for high performance, sustainable schools. Schools that provide students and teachers with healthy and productive learning spaces while saving money on utility expenses that can be reinvested in the classroom.  These schools serve as centers for change that drive a higher standard in the built environment that is imperative for our survival as climates become more unpredictable. However, as adults we are often constrained by societal norms, budgets and what we’ve been conditioned to see as acceptable standards, making it difficult to find new solutions. Students are still free of creative boundaries when it comes to problem solving and are a daily reminder that sometimes the simplest answer is the best.  If we put the data driven and creative design decisions of our school building stock in the hands of today’s students, we would open the door for possibilities we might have never dreamed of. We welcome you to come hear the stories of students reimagining their built environments and see firsthand the untapped potential of each student when given the opportunity to succeed.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and be inspired to take action in your own communities!

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Joe "Jaws" Jordan, and other tales of English Football

BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 48 ON DEC 12, 2018

In a follow up on his presentation on English football players' haircuts, Peter Exley makes observations on dental absence and alignment among the protagonists of the world's most popular sport.

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How much is your time worth?

BY CHRISTINE GALLAGHER
@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Do you think about how much your time is worth? Is it worth more or less than other people’s time? There is a saying that “time is money,” but it’s not that simple. Let’s think about how “time” is sometimes “different amounts of money” for different groups of people, and whether or not that needs to change.