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291 Voice Your Opinion – LeRon Barton

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Daring, Fear, Speaking, Voice, Community 


What does it mean to be a “daring” speaker? Are you comfortable with accepting criticism or challenging people’s viewpoints? Can you move ahead in spite of fear? Today’s guest will help you wrestle with these questions and inspire you to be more fearless in sharing your message. 

LeRon L. Barton is a writer and speaker from Kansas City who lives in San Francisco, CA. He has authored two books, published essays about race, mass incarceration, and politics in Salon, The Good Men Project, and RavishlyLeRon has appeared at TEDxWilsonPark, University of San Francisco, and Al Jazeera. 


We’ll explore:  

  • What made LeRon become a speaker who dares. 
  • LeRon’s perspective on being a fearless speaker and not being afraid to challenge someone’s view. 
  • Tricia’s process for encouraging LeRon to present a truly daring message and not hold back. 
  • Why the best pieces of art are always personal. 
  • How the community supported LeRon during the preparation process. 
  • LeRon’s advice for being daring and having a voice. 


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