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Just Jump Already! Pursuing Your Passion Fearlessly | Paulina O’Kieffe | TEDxStMaryCSSchool

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Award winning artist, arts educator and speaker Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony shares her poetry and talk on her journey in becoming an artist and the importance of pursuing one’s passion fearlessly despite what other people or society in general say. As Paulina says, “It all starts with believing that when you jump off the ledge, instead of falling you will fly!”

Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony is an award winning Toronto writer, performer, producer, arts educator and community advocate. A member of the League of Canadian Poets, her high level accomplishments include being featured in When Sisters Speak, producing the Words by the Water Literary Festival and representing Toronto as a national team finalist in the Canadian Festival Of Spoken Word both in 2015 and 2017. Paulina
continues to be one of the main artist educators developing curriculum and teaching for established arts organizations and in schools across both Toronto School boards and beyond. Her work has been featured on Bell Fibe TV, Huffington Post Canada, AfroGlobal TV, Metro Morning and CBC Morning and has been published in a number of anthologies including “Guerillas of the Word” and “Feminism: Revist, Revise, Revolutionize.” Paulina is the recipient of the Toronto Community Foundation Vital People Award and was recognized as one of 150 Black Women Making Herstory. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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