Smith, an associate professor of media and communication, will talk about "Transforming Views: Mindful Garment Making," which she says will be especially appealing to those who struggle to feel comfortable in mass-produced clothing, those who are eco-conscious, and those who are interested in hand-crafted garments.
Smith said, "Making my own clothing has had a profound impact on how I view myself in a 'retail world.'"
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.
Tickets are $25, $15 for students and are available at www.salemstate.edu/tedxsalemstateuniversity.