Youth's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Here, There and Everywhere

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Seattle, WA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 8

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 8

YOUTH SPEAKS

Arts-In-Education Organization

“Believe that where you have come you have gotten there not necessarily on your own but that you've made it possible for yourself.”

INTERESTS:

Non-Profit Organizations Writing

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Exploration Conflict Doubt Risk

TAGS:

artist, believe in yourself, literary arts, meditation, music, non-profit organization, parents, poet, poetry, psychology, self-made-woman, spoken word, teacher, teaching, There Is No Road Map, There Is No Roadmap, writing, Youth Speaks

BIOGRAPHY:

Kirya Traber, Talia Taylor, Chinaka Hodge, and Lauren Whitehead are all mentors at an arts-in-education nonprofit Youth Speaks. Each of these leading presenters of the Spoken Word arts and education programs at Youth Speaks came to this path in their own unique ways. Lauren, for example, struggled with doing what she was passionate about—poetry—with what her family saw for her. But what brings them together is their desire and belief to use oral literacy and spoken word poetry to empower young people to express themselves and find their own voices.

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