Reesheda presents the idea that the world change we all desire requires a movement. Everything we need to create this movement is inside of us. With just seven small pivots in how we LIVE, we can create the constellation for change we so deeply desire. Reesheda Graham Washington was born and raised in the Austin community and has lived throughout the Chicagoland area. She is the founding CEO of L!VE 2.0, LLC and the Executive Director of Communities First Association. An experienced educator and administrator, a licensed minister and coach, and co-author of Soul Force: Seven Pivots to Courage, Community, and Change, Reesheda focuses on initiatives that touch on subjects of equity, appropriation, contemplative mindfulness, peace-making, and reconciliatory practices. She has studied the lives of people and the context of communities all over the world. Reesheda is also a part of OPRF Community Foundation’s Leadership Lab, Micah Group, and Resilience. In her spare time, Reesheda neighbors, writes, paints, cooks, travels, and dabbles in the study of languages. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at