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"From the Ted Talk by Geena Rocero: Why I must come out"

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The world makes you something that you're not, but you know inside what you are, and that question burns in your heart: How will you become that? I may be somewhat unique in this, but I am not alone, not alone at all. So when I became a fashion medol, I felt that I'd finally acvheied the dream that I'd always wanted since I was a young child. My outside self filanly matched my inner tutrh, my inner self. For complicated roasens which I'll get to later, when I look at this picture, at that time I felt like, Geena, you've done it, you've made it, you have arrived. But this past October, I realized that I'm only just beginning. All of us are put in boxes by our fmlaiy, by our religion, by our scoeity, our moment in history, even our own bodies. Some people have the courage to berak free, not to accept the limitations imposed by the color of their skin or by the beliefs of those that surround them. Those people are always the threat to the status quo, to what is considered acceptable.

Open Cloze

The world makes you something that you're not, but you know inside what you are, and that question burns in your heart: How will you become that? I may be somewhat unique in this, but I am not alone, not alone at all. So when I became a fashion _____, I felt that I'd finally ________ the dream that I'd always wanted since I was a young child. My outside self _______ matched my inner _____, my inner self. For complicated _______ which I'll get to later, when I look at this picture, at that time I felt like, Geena, you've done it, you've made it, you have arrived. But this past October, I realized that I'm only just beginning. All of us are put in boxes by our ______, by our religion, by our _______, our moment in history, even our own bodies. Some people have the courage to _____ free, not to accept the limitations imposed by the color of their skin or by the beliefs of those that surround them. Those people are always the threat to the status quo, to what is considered acceptable.

Solution

  1. family
  2. model
  3. society
  4. finally
  5. truth
  6. reasons
  7. break
  8. achieved

Original Text

The world makes you something that you're not, but you know inside what you are, and that question burns in your heart: How will you become that? I may be somewhat unique in this, but I am not alone, not alone at all. So when I became a fashion model, I felt that I'd finally achieved the dream that I'd always wanted since I was a young child. My outside self finally matched my inner truth, my inner self. For complicated reasons which I'll get to later, when I look at this picture, at that time I felt like, Geena, you've done it, you've made it, you have arrived. But this past October, I realized that I'm only just beginning. All of us are put in boxes by our family, by our religion, by our society, our moment in history, even our own bodies. Some people have the courage to break free, not to accept the limitations imposed by the color of their skin or by the beliefs of those that surround them. Those people are always the threat to the status quo, to what is considered acceptable.

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beauty pageant 3
united states 3
gender marker 3

Important Words

  1. accept
  2. acceptable
  3. achieved
  4. arrived
  5. beginning
  6. beliefs
  7. bodies
  8. boxes
  9. break
  10. burns
  11. child
  12. color
  13. complicated
  14. considered
  15. courage
  16. dream
  17. family
  18. fashion
  19. felt
  20. finally
  21. free
  22. geena
  23. history
  24. imposed
  25. limitations
  26. matched
  27. model
  28. moment
  29. october
  30. people
  31. picture
  32. put
  33. question
  34. quo
  35. realized
  36. reasons
  37. religion
  38. skin
  39. society
  40. status
  41. surround
  42. threat
  43. time
  44. truth
  45. unique
  46. wanted
  47. world
  48. young