Top Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com The latest IAmA's collected from Reddit Unique ExperienceI am Carmen Emanuels, a 92 years old Dutch survivor of multiple Japanese-run internment camps during their occupation of the Dutch Indies in WWII. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5841/i-am-carmen-emanuels-a-92-years-old-dutch Hello everyone! I’m Fabio Rojas, Sociologist and Professor at Indiana University Bloomington.

I’m the author of “From Black Power to Black Studies: How a Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).

In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to visit Reddit for a conversation on this topic, on the history of the civil rights movement more broadly, and how these play into the social change we are seeing today.

Ask me anything!

EDIT: I’m going to wrap up the AMA for now. Thanks to everyone who participated—the questions were great! I may check back a bit later today and answer a few more questions if any new ones have trickled in. And thanks to Learn Liberty as well for arranging the AMA. If you’re interested in learning more about my work relating to the civil rights movement, I would invite you to check out the episode of Learn Liberty Live that I recently did with them. You can see their other videos at /r/learnliberty.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherI’m Chuck Paul. I spent years tracking down runaways and investigating sex trafficking in Texas. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/5842/im-chuck-paul-i-spent-years-tracking-down Hey guys! I am a twenty-two year old Irish woman, working as a freelance content writer. I love whiskey, sleeping, Drake and dogs. I also happen to be a stage four cancer survivor.

I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2013, which had spread and metastasized/spread in the lining of my left lung. I was 18 years old at the time and had just started my first week of university.

After a grueling course of chemotherapy, I was given my NED/remission status on February 24th 2014. I developed both depression and PTSD post-treatment, which I have since overcome.

I have always been a storyteller and writer by nature, and my goal is to write a book about my experiences with cancer and the stigma of surviving. However, I'm not quite comfortable enough with it to write about it at the moment.

The objective of this AMA is to give me a little insight into the kinds of questions people have about cancer, young people with cancer and surviving cancer. It'll also help put me on the path to finally writing my book.

I'd really like to break down the stigma and preconceptions of what it means to "survive" the shit-show of cancer. If I've learned anything from past encounters as a survivor, it's that people are misinformed and often wrong. So with that in mind, there are no stupid questions!

Ask literally anything, it doesn't matter if you think it's dumb, offensive, disgusting etc. I will answer with frank honesty.

Let's go!

Proof: Me today, holding a sign with my username and the date.

A picture of my first ever PET scan results. All of the black is cancer, with the exception of the larger black shadow at the bottom. That's my bladder which was full of dye for the scan.

My lovely baldy head about four months into chemo.

Me on my last day of chemo.

My Facebook page and my Instagram.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
HealthIamA, writer and speaker, Judy Cornish, believer in supporting the abilities of dementia. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5839/iama-writer-and-speaker-judy-cornish-believer-in Hello Reddit!

I am Judy Cornish and I’m the creator of the DAWN Method and founder of DAWN (the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network®). I am also a recovering attorney, avid skier and gardener, devotee of the Met Opera HD, and dedicated pursuer of the perfect shot of espresso.

Like any endeavor of the heart, finding a better way to provide dementia care wasn’t my plan back in 2010. I’d moved to this small town in northern Idaho to semi-retire and practice elder law part time. But I couldn’t stand by when a neighbor with Alzheimer’s needed help, and then another neighbor, and another, and soon I was completely absorbed in finding a way to design better dementia care.

What I came up with was this: Dementia is bad, but not all bad. Dementia takes away rational thought but not intuitive thought—and it’s intuitive thought that lets us do the fun things in life. Dementia takes away the remembering self but not the experiential self—which is only bad news if caregivers don’t understand what an experiential self does. And finally, dementia causes emotional distress, not craziness or behaviors. It’s the emotional pain that’s the problem (we all act a little crazy when we’re upset or can't figure out what's going on).

I’ve spent the last two years developing a training program and writing two books. We’re videoing my classes this spring and plan to have my first book, The Dementia Handbook – How to Provide Dementia Care at Home, out on Amazon in March.

Our goal at DAWN is very simple: We want to equip every family and every caregiver to provide truly supportive dementia care, so people can stay home and families can avoid the incredibly high cost of long-term care. But, more than anything, we want every person who experiences dementia to have a partner who understands the beauty of living intuitively.

So, I’m here to answer any questions you might have about this kinder way to provide dementia care, one that makes dementia care less painful for everyone involved.

Judy Cornish

Proof: https://twitter.com/theDAWNmethod/status/833342973869912065

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorHappy World Pangolin Day! We are Louise Fletcher, pangolin researcher, and Jason Derry, professor of science communication, here to chat about the world's most trafficked animal. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5837/happy-world-pangolin-day-we-are-louise-fletcher In the mid nineties, I was the world's most wanted hacker for hacking into 40 major corporations just for the challenge. I'm now an author and security consultant to Fortune 500 and governments worldwide, performing penetration testing services for the world’s largest companies. I am also the Chief Hacking Officer for KnowBe4, a company that develops software to train employees to make smarter security decisions. Ask me anything.

https://twitter.com/kevinmitnick/status/828008793145430016

Ok, it's time for me go. Thank you very much for participating in my first AMA. A final answer is to what I've been up to recently besides hacking and speaking. My 4th book, The Art of Invisibility, was released 2 days ago. This book is targeted to the everyday person that wants to protect their privacy or even get off the grid entirely. It's too bad the "fugitives" on Hunted didn't get a chance to read this first. In addition I've very excited to be involved with growing KnowBe4 to over 200 employees in the past 4.5 years. It's our job is to stop the former Kevin Mitnicks of the world. It's too bad John Podesta didn't take the training as he might not have clicked on that email.

My speaking schedule is posted on my website, stop by and I'll get you one of my famous business card for free.

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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI’m Nicholas Hoult, my new movie COLLIDE his theaters next Friday, February 24th. Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5834/im-nicholas-hoult-my-new-movie-collide-his In the mid nineties, I was the world's most wanted hacker for hacking into 40 major corporations just for the challenge. I'm now an author and security consultant to Fortune 500 and governments worldwide, performing penetration testing services for the world’s largest companies. I am also the Chief Hacking Officer for KnowBe4, a company that develops software to train employees to make smarter security decisions. Ask me anything.

https://twitter.com/kevinmitnick/status/828008793145430016

Ok, it's time for me go. Thank you very much for participating in my first AMA. A final answer is to what I've been up to recently besides hacking and speaking. My 4th book, The Art of Invisibility, was released 2 days ago. This book is targeted to the everyday person that wants to protect their privacy or even get off the grid entirely. It's too bad the "fugitives" on Hunted didn't get a chance to read this first. In addition I've very excited to be involved with growing KnowBe4 to over 200 employees in the past 4.5 years. It's our job is to stop the former Kevin Mitnicks of the world. It's too bad John Podesta didn't take the training as he might not have clicked on that email.

My speaking schedule is posted on my website, stop by and I'll get you one of my famous business card for free.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI'm Pauly Shore! I'm hosting a reverse telethon! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5835/im-pauly-shore-im-hosting-a-reverse-telethon-ama Hey reddit I’m back!

Here at Funny or Die Studios helping out /u/_HEALTH_ with their album drop and reverse-telethon Facebook live stream!

We are having a great time on HEALTH’s AMA so I thought I’d start my own. I’ll be here for an hour or more to answer your questions.

Proof: https://twitter.com/PaulyShore/status/832725452900831233

Edit: It just started raining hard and my parking meter is up. Hopefully I can jump back on this later!

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicIAmA band called _HEALTH_ and I am calling you back! http://www.topiama.com/r/5836/iama-band-called-health-and-i-am-calling-you-back EDIT: That was great!!!!! They are ripping the laptop away from me... throwing me into an unmarked SUV... and driving me do an undisclosed location for more questioning... wish me luck. You guys were great. Thanks for all the weirdness and meaningfulness. Peace.

-Josh

Hello Reddit! This is actor, filmmaker and Hunger Games co-star Josh Hutcherson!

I just directed a short film called ‘Ape’ as part of The Big Script, a film incubator that is developing emerging young writers and directors. It just came out today and you can watch 'Ape' and all of the films here: https://thescene.com/watch/presents/the-big-script-ape

Proof I'm me: http://imgur.com/a/VdInM

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI'm Roy Wood Jr - Corresponded on The Daily Show - and I like donuts and Playstation. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5840/im-roy-wood-jr-corresponded-on-the-daily-show-and Thank you all very much for your questions! Unfortunately, that's all the time I have for today. Thank you all for watching our show, and for your continued support. It is very moving to hear all of the feedback from all over the world.

We will soon be premiering a new behind-the-scenes FB Live web series with my brother, and Caught in Providence creator, Joseph Caprio. So stay tuned for that.

I've thoroughly enjoyed this, and I hope we can do it again!

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
GamingI'm an early Twitch.tv employee and face of a popular gaming meme Kappa - possibly the most digitally reproduced face in the world. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5829/im-an-early-twitchtv-employee-and-face-of-a I am the face of Kappa, popular gaming meme from Twitch. AMA!

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-a-former-twitch-employee-has-one-of-the-most-reproduced-faces-ever/ Proof: https://twitter.com/lazythunk/status/831616023610609664

All right folks, that was fun. I hope I answered enough of your questions. I don't have any books or movies to promote, so just Kappa in the chat next you're on Twitch. :D

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Technology-LiveI am Dona Bailey, former Atari programmer of arcade Centipede, Unix programmer, Linux teacher, Adobe CS teacher, Rhetoric and Writing university professor, lifelong learner, big reader. I'm here to answer any questions. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5832/i-am-dona-bailey-former-atari-programmer-of Recently retired NFL cheerleader here! Aside from all home games, I was lucky enough to cheer in 2 Super Bowls as well. Now, I work as an engineer.

Disclaimer: I won't disclose the organization I worked for in order to provide the most authentic responses to your questions.

EDIT: Thank you to everyone for your questions and comments! You all have been amazing! Cheers :)

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceIamA Giant Panda Expert AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5833/iama-giant-panda-expert-ama EDIT: That was great!!!!! They are ripping the laptop away from me... throwing me into an unmarked SUV... and driving me do an undisclosed location for more questioning... wish me luck. You guys were great. Thanks for all the weirdness and meaningfulness. Peace.

-Josh

Hello Reddit! This is actor, filmmaker and Hunger Games co-star Josh Hutcherson!

I just directed a short film called ‘Ape’ as part of The Big Script, a film incubator that is developing emerging young writers and directors. It just came out today and you can watch 'Ape' and all of the films here: https://thescene.com/watch/presents/the-big-script-ape

Proof I'm me: http://imgur.com/a/VdInM

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ArtI am Betvin Géant. I once thought I was Jesus Christ and I was hospitalized for a week because of it. I wrote a graphic novel influenced by my experiences with mental disorder. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5838/i-am-betvin-geant-i-once-thought-i-was-jesus Hi! We're Frank Conniff, Trace Beaulieu, and Carolina Hidalgo of Movie Sign with the Mads.

Here we are: https://twitter.com/CarolinaDoesOk/status/832250676268953600

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I’m Tim Walker, a multi-instrumentalist who wrote, recorded, mixed, and released a song a day for an entire year (365 Songs in 365 Days). Ask me anything… http://www.topiama.com/r/5826/im-tim-walker-a-multiinstrumentalist-who-wrote Hi, Tim Walker here. In 2007 I wrote, recorded, mixed, and released 365 Songs in 365 Days. As a result of this project, I was in Guitar Player magazine (Feb. 2009 issue), and received local press as well. I tried to make the best music I could, not relying on novelty songs. The entire output, along with other songs from my career, can be heard here: www.timcwalker.com. Thanks in advance for participating.

My Proof: www.timcwalker.com

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
NonprofitI'm Nancy Lublin, Founder of Crisis Text Line and Dress for Success. Previously CEO of DoSomething.org... AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5827/im-nancy-lublin-founder-of-crisis-text-line-and My short bio: Founder of Crisis Text Line. Previously CEO of DoSomething.org and Founder of Dress For Success. Author of XYZ Factor, Zilch, and the DoSomething.org Handbook. Ask me about tech, data, entrepreneurship, Star Wars.

This AMA is not for crisis support. In crisis? Text 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis support in the US.

My Proof: http://imgur.com/WGi2Ao7

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicI am Lorne Balfe, composer for “The LEGO Batman Movie”, “Terminator: Genisys,” the “Skylanders” games and many other films, games and TV shows. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5830/i-am-lorne-balfe-composer-for-the-lego-batman My short bio: Hi everyone, I’m Lorne Balfe, composer for “The LEGO Batman Movie”, “Terminator: Genisys,” “Marcella”; “Churchill”; the “SKYLANDERS” video games and other cool stuff. I wrote the original music for “The LEGO Batman Movie” and the song “I Found You” for the film.

It's now closing time... I had a great time answering your questions! Check out the “The LEGO Batman Movie”, the second season of "The Story Of God with Morgan Freeman" and the upcoming Nat Geo series about Albert Einstein “Genius”. To find out more about me, check out my website, http://www.lornebalfe.com/

My Proof: http://imgur.com/a/wjx8i

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 0:00:00 EDT