Picking role models that matter | Toku McCree | TEDxZurichWomen

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Wed. Jul. 22, 2015 2:05pm

Mindfulness expert Toku McCree examines the views of gender roles he grew up exposed to, and how the internalization of society's views of gender impacted him. In a funny and touching recounting of his experiences and unexpected path, Toku shares how his perception of role models eventually changed and evolved.

Toku McCree is a mindfulness expert who helps inspiring people show up at their best selves in every aspect of their lives. After obtaining a degree in philosophy and working as a stage manager for headlining rock bands, he spent over 2.5 years living in a Zen monastery. Ever since he has studied, spoken, and written about mindfulness prolifically. When he's not helping amazing people, he spends his free time lifting heavy things and taking pictures of his cat.

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