Finding Truth in an Uncertain World | Tonya Fitzpatrick | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

The world may be uncertain but it isn’t as dangerous as some sensationalized news headlines suggest. Award-winning travel journalist Tonya Fitzpatrick, host of World Footprints, shares how, through “ground-truthing,” her experiences have not validated those news stories that frighten people from traveling or reflect negatively on other cultures. Tonya talks about the importance of embracing our similarities and honoring our differences.  She explains how we can find the truth that allows us to build bridges with other cultures.

Tonya Fitzpatrick is a lawyer, former Deputy Assistant Secretary at US Dept. of Education (White House appointee), TEDx and international speaker, author, award-winning travel journalist and global citizen. Through her company, World Footprints (, Tonya offers powerful storytelling from the heart that shares our beautiful world, our common humanity and inspires socially minded travel.

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