My TEDx Talk Experience

I think I have the public speaking bug

Deepti Kannapan
8 min readMay 2, 2023

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Photo of me on stage, taken by my sister

About a year ago, I got it into my head that I wanted to try giving a TEDx talk. I remembered reading on a blog somewhere that it was a good way to reach new readers, and I was looking for non-social-media ways to build a platform for my climate writing.

My best work happens from behind a screen in complete solitude, so this would…

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Deepti Kannapan

Painter, occasional cartoonist, aerospace engineer. Writes about sustainable technology, creativity, and journaling.