Aly Raisman, team captain of the gold medal winning Women’s Gymnastics team in 2012 and 2016, is the second most decorated American gymnast of all-time. Aly captured the hearts of millions in 2012 as she became the first American gymnast to win gold in the floor exercise. One of only two U.S. gymnasts to make back-to-back teams in more than 15 years, she helped guide the team to gold and landed a silver medal performance in the All-Around competition at the 2016 Games.
A leader on and off the floor, Aly uses her platform to promote positive body image and encourages everyone to be comfortable and confident in their own skin. In her New York Times best-selling memoir Fierce, she shares the highs and lows of her journey, including her survival of sexual abuse. Inspired by an army of survivors, Aly continues her advocacy for systematic changes within the sport of gymnastics and to help to eradicate sexual abuse in youth sports.
Youth Poet Laureate
Producer & Director, Netflix Series: "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker"
Former White House Social Secretary, Activist, Community Organizer
Chief Marketing Officer, John Hancock
Attorney General of Massachusetts
CEO & Chairman, Hill Holliday
Journalist & Anchor, WBZ-TV
Musician, Songwriter, Composer
Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The Washington Post; Author, "A Very Stable Genius"
Former EPA Administrator; President and CEO, NRDC
Reporter, The Washington Post
Terrie & Bradley Bloom Artistic Director, American Repertory Theater
Writer, Political Activist, Feminist
Co-founders and CEOs, theSkimm
The Boston Globe's Meredith Goldstein will be moderating the M.A.D. Love segment, in which three Mother-And-Daughter pairs will share the stage to talk about life, love, challenges and how they have learned to see the world from each other’s perspective.
M’Girl’s percussive based hand drum songs blend harmonies into a contemporary gospel style, reflecting both their cultural practice and their personal story of home. Led by Renae Morriseau, their music reflects their personal journeys and cultural world views held respectfully by each M’Girl living within the urban environment of the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada. M'Girl will be performing along with Sheila Maracle, the Toronto-based composer and singer for their song Eyes Wide Open.
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