TED Talks

If I should have a daughter

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Hāfu poet Sarah Kay at TED 2011

“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began hāfu 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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