#WomenBehindTEDxCT Villien-Miri Coetzee

Villien-Miri Coetzee

Vilien-Miri Coetzee started with the TEDxCT team in 2016 and is a storyteller. A friend of hers, Devon, reached out on Facebook calling for volunteers and she seized the moment.

When asked what she loves about working with the TEDxCT team she said, “Man, these people have vision. They are absolutely dedicated and passionate about creating a better world for everyone by sharing ideas that will help make that possible.”

She refers to the team as her tribe, “I feel at home with them even though we come from vastly different backgrounds, speak different languages, are different ages, share different religious affiliations, etc. I can only wish this for the rest of the world.”

If you had a superpower what would it be?

Supernatural sight. Being able to see into different worlds and dimensions, across time and place.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

A house cat. Cats are mostly on their own mission, but when they return home there's warmth, long naps and lots of cuddles and strokes waiting for them.

A giraffe walks through the door right now, vuvuzela in hand, what does she say and what is she doing here?

"Wake up, you’re dreaming… [blows vuvuzela]" She's probably here to test my sanity.

If you could steal the credit from a great work of art, film, book, song etc. which one would it be?

The Matrix 1. Best film on consciousness and awakening I've seen.

If you could time travel, where would you go?

8th to mid-11th century, Viking era. I'd go and become a Viking Warrior Queen.

Which fictional character do you wish you could meet?

Fictional character . . . not sure. I liked Belle in the Beauty and the Beast for her feistiness. Same goes for Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. I've always liked strong female characters who can think for themselves. Oe! I absolutely LOVE Erica in the television show Being Erica.

If someone made a movie of your life what would the genre be - comedy, drama, sci-fi, rom-com, actions?

Fantasy, drama.

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Coming Back to Life.

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?

Maybe Sting.

If you could decide, what would you have named yourself?

Lisbeth or Liliana.