Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Inspirational Thursday's: "If I Should Ever Have a Daughter" By Sarah Kay (Video)

*Update* I just saw my own mistake on the date of this post. It was originally set to go out on a Thursday about a week or so ago, which is why it's "Inspirational Thursday's", but I'll just keep it out; no use undoing it when people have already seen it. My apologies!

Hello my stars! So, there's not much to say today, at least not from me. But I am instead going to show you a video that my creative writing teacher showed me a few days ago. I actually really liked it.

I have heard this poem before; it was used as a talent monologue for one girl for our local Distinguished Young Women or "Junior Miss" this year (which my sister ended up winning). But honestly, though I was backstage in the wings, I didn't hear it. I only heard the beginning of it, ever so briefly. After seeing the "show" two/three times (rehearsal with the tech crew) I kind of was just ready to get my work done and that was it. 

I had always meant to look it up and see it again, but it kind of slipped my mind. So when my teacher showed us this video, I was............ I don't even know how to explain it..... I don't even know if I can use the word 'inspired' to describe how I felt. I guess maybe I'll put it as feeling motivated..... That's not a good word either. But anyways, it was really good. Sarah Kay in this video was extremely impressive as a spoken-word poet. She put a lot of feeling and emotion in what she was saying, and her back story was even more motivational. And it shouldn't even be just for me, but for other aspiring writers/poets anywhere. 

In short, I hope that you enjoy this video (you actually don't have to watch it, you can listen to it while you do other things- it's about 18 minutes or so) and I guess that I hope you end it feeling sort of motivated, maybe even a little inspired. 

Let me know your thoughts on this video in the comments below!

1 comment:

  1. I've tagged you here. :)


    If you feel like it, of course!


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