How To Dump Consumerism Like An Old Boyfriend



Hello bishes!  

I was invited to talk in the Global Zeitgeist Day 2018 in Frankfurt Germany last 7 April 2018.

This was a big deal to me.  Years before, I regularly spoke to female audiences of thousands to get them to buy more.  This time, I am speaking to about 200 forward thinking people on buying less.

Real change can only happen from the ground up: from us, the individual to our neighborhood and to the whole world.  And us women, hold the future in our hands.

It starts by knowing the real impact of our decision and making a conscious effort to make better choices, making those choices stick that they become habits and then on to uniting with others so we can effect change on the local level.

I tried to make the serious subject as amusing as possible relating the process to things we are familiar and passionate about sprinkling it with some tidbits on myself and my mini-theories on light subjects as:
- How many ex-boyfriends can you claim to your current boyfriend before they go mental?
- Who is better at moving on? Men or women?
- How many shades of lipstick do you really need?
- How many outfits do you really need?

Here goes:


Though the take on it is fun, I would like to credit sources/references of the subjects i covered:
Consumption/De-consumption:
Yankelovich Monitor & Greenfield Online
Readings on Serge Latouche  
Behavioural Study & Manipulation Techniques
Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman
The Crowd: Study of the popular mind by Gustave le Bon
Thinking Fast & Slow, Daniel Kahnemann
On Death & Dying, K├╝bler-Ross 
Robert Sapolsky lectures on human behavioural biology: https://youtu.be/NNnIGh9g6fA 
Science of Bottom up Revolution. Why everyone matters:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPh3c8Sa37M Ted Talk by Tom Chi 
Whatever gender, age, race, religion you are.  It is my honour to invite you to join girlsquad.

Thank you and see you on the bright side of beauty!