TED Talk: Sarah Kay on the power of self-expression and spoken-word poetry

07.08.13 // My Mondays

Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter …

“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis — from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. — and gives two breathtaking performances of “B” and “Hiroshima.”

A performing poet since she was 14 years old, Sarah Kay is the founder of Project V.O.I.C.E., teaching poetry and self-expression at schools across the United States.

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I just love this so much!

. . . forever grateful to Canaan for opening my eyes to the power this form of self-expression could provide to me personally, and allow me to share with others . . .

For the love of words and hand gestures . . . :)

with passion & gratitude — jennifer

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