Continuing on with my 365 Days of Ted theme week on poetry slam is a post about spoken word artist Sarah Kay who uses her Ted talk to talk about the power of self-expression.
Finding your vehicle for self-expression
This wasn’t a Ted talk just about a spoken-word piece from a mother to daughter. It was a Ted talk about using poetry as a way self-expression and empowerment. Sometimes we struggle to make sense of things and when this happens to Sarah she puts pen to paper to find the answers.
Sarah says that spoken word poetry is not necessarily the ideal art form, but it is the art form that is accessible to everyone. Expression through film and music has a prerequisite attached to it, you must own a camera or a musical instrument, and be trained in learning how to play that instrument, but with spoken word, everyone has a story to tell and opinions to share.
I haven’t written poetry since I was a teenager, but I think I will start again. I think that poetry can help articulate things that we might otherwise struggle with. I will let you know how it goes!
Do you you know of any great spoken-word pieces that need to be shared? If so, please post their links in the comment box below.