April 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
This report by Demos is a real insight into the lives of young people in Britain today.
I’ve found that through my work with the UK Youth Climate Coalition, I’m often suddenly asked to speak on behalf of young people. I try to bring it back to my own experience, but I’ve realised that audiences look for a voice for my generation.
It’s not short, but it’s worth sticking with!
April 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
As Seth Godin writes, this is probably the most shared poem on YouTube.
For those, like me, who learn by saying things out loud – poetry is at it’s best when it’s off the page. That’s why poetry slam events were some of my favourite evenings while I lived in Berlin, where there is a huge English-language slam-poetry scene.
Although this is Taylor’s most well-known poem, it’s really worth taking some time to watch his other performances. They’re witty, powerful, and made me see 7th-graders in a new light!