“If I Should Have A Daughter”


In this bright and invigorating performance Sarah Kay talks about hiding under the bar of the famous Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan’s East Village to listen to New York’s most innovative poets before she gathered the courage to get on stage herself. Poetry helped her transform from an unsure 14-year-old to a young women who co-founded Project V.O.I.C.E.

This is a TED talk unlike many others. It’s story, poetry, and inspiration.  Here’s a taste.

If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom

she’s gonna call me Point B

because that way no matter what happens

at least she can always find her way to me.

And I’m gonna paint the solar system on the backs of her hands

so she has to learn the entire universe before she can say

“Oh I know that like the back of my hand.”




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