“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.”
The below video made me tear up:
Sarah Kay has been a performing poet since she was 14 years old. She is the founder of Project V.O.I.C.E, teaching poetry and self-expression at schools across the United States. Full bio and more links.
(Thank you Jessi)
beautiful! thank you for sharing.
This video reminds me of another great speech at TED: not a real poem but very inspiring and poetic: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/229
Mar 22nd, 2011 / 4:25 pm
I know! I loved her after the first 30 seconds of the video.
Mar 22nd, 2011 / 9:18 pm
Such a fantastic and inspiring lady.
Thank you for sharing the video!
Mar 23rd, 2011 / 6:48 am
heres another, similar, poem:
Mar 23rd, 2011 / 7:24 am
Thank you for posting this…this is the most inspirational thing I have seen in a long time! What a poised and impressive woman…her wisdom belies her age, and I am fascinated by her immense talent!
Mar 23rd, 2011 / 1:02 pm
She’s lovely. Real. And inspiring.
Mar 23rd, 2011 / 4:47 pm
She was one of my favorite speakers at TED!
Mar 23rd, 2011 / 7:24 pm
Thank you for sharing this post – made me quite teary as well!
She’s incredible and inspiring
Mar 28th, 2011 / 9:38 pm