If I should have a daughter … | Sarah Kay

If I should have a daughter … | Sarah Kay

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http://www.ted.com “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.”

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  1. Word for word, hand gestures and all. ❤
    I have had this memorized for years and I replay it in my head all the time, it's such a grounding poem. Thank you for this beautiful art Sarah Kay. Incredible.

  2. I HECKIN LOVED THAT JOKE~ 4:49 HHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHA @everyone HAHAHAHAHAHAHA😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂^0^^0^:-P^_~:-D. Sarah Kay is so SILLY and gooFY. i LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I have a tattoo dedicated to Sarah and this poem.
    “Because there’s nothing more beautiful then the way the oceanline refuses to stop kissing the shore, no matter how many times it’s sent away” ❤️

  4. I really don't know how to say, how much I'm thankful for you for writing this poem. I really feel every word of this. It is amazing how you can turn feelings into words.. ❤️

  5. Watch this about 4 times a year I get super emotional every time.

    but getting the wind knocked out or you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste or air.
    because there is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline no matter how many times its sent away

  6. my 7th grade English and creative writing teacher showed me this. I was going to memorize it but I never finished. she was the best teacher. recently she moved to Alaska to teach. I will never forget this