Rohan Grover


I thought we banned cocaine for health reasons. Nope. Not even close.

I've learned a lot about the War on Drugs, but this guy digs in deep. He even connects it to ridiculous 150-year-old policies that left me speechless. And when he casually gives a shoutout to an incredible book at 4:36, I knew I had to share this.


That Boy People Told Not To Act 'Like A Girl'? He’s Got Something To Say.

I thought this was going to be a humorous reflection of gender expectations. Instead he had me shedding a tear (or three).


A Beautifully Refreshing Perspective On Failure

This is the most compelling TED talk I’ve ever seen. In it, Alok (who uses “they/them/their” pronouns) talks about the moral hypocrisy of success, the competitive professionalization of social change, and a refreshing perspective on failure. My words can’t do it justice, but it’s some powerful real talk. Warning: You’re going to want to watch this more than once. Now excuse me while I go rethink my life choices.


I Didn’t Expect To Learn This By Watching 5 People Mispronounce A Dude’s Name For 3 Minutes

I get it. My name isn’t super intuitive to pronounce. So I laughed along to this hilarious sketch until I got to 1:53, when the character makes a genuine point about the decisions many of us have made — often as early as elementary school — about how we present ourselves differently in order to be more palatable to society.

Share this with anyone who’s ever been on either end of this conversation. Do it for the Jonathans!