Who is Maria-Xenia Hardt?

Maria-Xenia Hardt works as a freelance journalist, writer, stage host and creative strategist for ambitious projects and ideas. She has directed numerous theatre productions, completed a PhD thesis in Cultural Studies about heroes in the TV series “Doctor Who” and teaches at Freiburg University.

What is her talk about?

Gender equality requires a change in culture. We have been playing by the rules dictated by the patriarchy way too long. These rules suck. We need new rules. We need a new culture: a culture of vaginas.

What is her favourite TED Talk?

It is “The power of vulnerability” from Brené Brown, which she presented in June 2020 at TEDxHouston.