After receiving a standing ovation for her poems ‘If I Should Have a Daughter’ and ‘Hiroshima,’ 22-year-old spoken word poet Sarah Kay went on to give a TED talk that is both inspiring and cathartic. Reminding us of the role of the arts in this society, Kay’s talk provides us with a fresh and positive perspective that seems crucial in light of recent catastrophic events.
Since the age of 14, Kay has been a spoken word poet, performing in poetry clubs around New York City. At age 22 Kay is the founder of Project V.O.I.C.E, teaching poetry and self-expression at schools across the United States. Check out her engaging TED talk below — chances are you will be impressed, inspired and moved.