My Values… in Spoken Word.

Why do I do what I do?

It’s a funny thing.  I started fiddling with this a couple of months ago because I was blown away by two spoken word poets.  They said what was inside of me.  I realised that some people describe why I’m driven to keep getting people involved, sharing experiences that challenge our assumptions and standing up for social justice FAR BETTER than I can explain it – and they’ve never even met me.

Coincidentally, I’ve just started working on the local Words over Waltham Forest Festival recruiting and co-ordinating the volunteers. It’s exciting – language and literary inspired events in libraries, pubs, pop-up-whatevers all over my home borough.  So it seems appropriate to share these words now.  Over to you, lads… You say it so much better than I ever could.

“You can’t explain the present ‘til you work out what the past meant”  KATE TEMPEST
“You can’t explain the present ‘til you work out what the past meant”
KATE TEMPEST

“Language is a gateway to an attitude” GEORGE THE POET
“Language is a gateway to an attitude”
GEORGE THE POET

"How do human beings ever learn to do anything?  Performance... feedback... revision"  BABA BRINKMAN
“How do human beings ever learn to do anything?
Performance…
feedback…
revision”
BABA BRINKMAN

"Cos in this country of billboards covered in 'tits'... I think we should try to get used to this."
“In this country of billboards covered in ‘tits’… I think we should try to get USED to this.”
HOLLIE MCNISH

“We all have different abilities, thought process and genes… so why is a class full of individuals tested by the same means?”  SULI BREAKS
“We all have different abilities, thought process and genes… so why is a class full of individuals tested by the same means?”
SULI BREAKS

“It was you that didn’t know when to stop digging deeper and building higher…” DAN le SAC vs SCROOBIUS PIP
“It was you that didn’t know when to stop digging deeper and building higher…”
DAN le SAC vs SCROOBIUS PIP

"I'm not sure I've worked out how to work it" TIM MINCHIN
“This is my brain… I’m not quite sure I’ve worked out how to work it”
TIM MINCHIN
(Okay. This isn’t spoken word. But hey it’s good)
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