The Problem with Positivity | Tiffany Yu | TEDxYouth@CaliforniaHighSchool

Tiffany Yu combines personal experiences with heartfelt metaphors to display the problems with performative positivity and highlight the importance of mental health. Tiffany Yu is the CEO & Founder of Diversability (rebranding disability through community), the Founder of the Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter, and the host of TIFFANY & YU (the podcast). She also serves on the San Francisco Mayor’s Disability Council, appointed by San Francisco Mayor London Breed in 2019.
Yu was a Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit in 2020 and served on the Leadership Committee for San Francisco’s future Disability Cultural & Community Center (the first municipally-funded Disability Cultural Center in the country).
Yu has been named one of the “100 most influential Asian Americans of 2017,” one of “100 visionary leaders,” and a “women of influence” honoree. She has been featured in Marie Claire, Forbes, the Guardian, the Ford Foundation, and The Wall Street Journal, and have spoken at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, TEDx, and Harvard. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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