Do You Like me? Do I?

The Journey from external to internal validation from a creator of the Like button and author of “Drawn Together, Uplifting Comics on the Curious Journey Through Life and Love” Leah Pearlman is the creator and founder of Dharma Comics, a popular web comic series with a rapidly growing online audience of more than 50,000 followers. She started her career as a technologist, working for Microsoft and then Facebook, where she co-created both Facebook Pages and the Like Button, the very features that later helped her comics spread. In 2010 she left Facebook to dedicate herself fully to a path of self-awareness and discovery, and continued drawing on life. She lives between Berkeley, CA and Boulder, CO. In addition to illustrating for herself and others she is often coaching, mentoring, investing, volunteering, traveling, and endlessly learning. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx