Patience Salgado speaks to 9th graders about why "Leadership is... Authentic."She is a kindness worker, birth photographer and writer. She is grateful to be in a family with her husband and four kids. She loves the idea that people can be connected through random acts or not so random acts of kindness. She has been blogging since 2001 and adopted the name KindessGirl in 2007. She loves to meet strangers because it means she can share a moment with a person she may never see again. She is drawn daily to creating new kindness ideas, posts, campaigns, and projects. Her hope is that these creations will take each person further outside of his or her self then he or she could have ever imagined. She believes whole-heartedly that kindness changes everything in life. Some of her kindness missions have included Guerrilla Goodness, The Great Ding Dong Ditch, Pennies in Protest, The Magic Wand Projects, and many more. Her goal with kindness is to be a part of creating change and connecting people. She wants people in her community and everywhere to see the joy and love in the world through her acts of kindness. She wants it to be something that is passed [email protected] is an independently organized TEDx event based at James River High School in Midlothian, VA.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).