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Spoken Word Poet Sarah Kay's Inspiring TED Talk

First Posted: 04/11/11 01:26 AM ET Updated: 06/10/11 06:12 AM ET

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.

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