My friend gave me the new Beyoncé album, and like everyone, I love the song Flawless.

The woman’s name from the song, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, was familiar. I realized I had a TEDTalk of hers saved on my computer. I watched it one afternoon and to my pleasant surprise her presentation was basically a confirmation of those daydreams I wrote about, encouraging reading and writing and creativity.

You should watch this video because it gets at what people forget about in terms of development work and she says it much better than I do: