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Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger: Our story of rape and reconciliation

In 1996, Thordis Elva shared a teenage romance with Tom Stranger, an exchange student from Australia. After a school dance, Tom raped Thordis, after which they parted ways for many years. In this extraordinary talk, Elva and Stranger move through a years-long chronology of shame and silence, and invite us to discuss the omnipresent global issue of sexual violence in a new, honest way. For a Q&A with the speakers, visit go.ted.com/thordisandtom.

About the Presenters

Thordis Elva

Tom Stranger

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jose luis

- Sep 22, 2021
bueno

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Sep 9, 2021
Very pathetic issue.

MOHAMMAD

- Jan 25, 2021
Great!

Anvar

- Mar 25, 2020
Interesting!

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Dec 3, 2019
Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger

Vedat

- Jun 5, 2019
I do want to study more studies in different variety of technologies and how to decrease poverty into war zones

Monir

- Apr 14, 2019
Transparent discussion even it was a painfull accident

Arifin

- Apr 2, 2019
Menarik sekali

Jafar

- Mar 19, 2019
Luar Biasa

Ki

- Jul 3, 2018
interesting info!
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