Debra Alfarone is a gifted, inspirational speaker whose personal story resonates. A high-school dropout, she bared her soul in her 2015 TEDxSBU Talk entitled, “The secret I held my whole life – and how changing 3 words set me free.”

Debra asks people to consider the ‘labels’ they accept from the world, the words they use to describe themselves, and the thoughts they allow to populate their mind. Then, she inspires them to rewrite their story and embody who they want to become.

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Here’s some of the organizations Debra has spoken for:


Dreams For Kids DC | Mentors Inc. |  FAIR Girls | Changing Perceptions DC | National Down Syndrome Society | Race 4 Respect | TEDxSBU | Charles County Corrections