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Losing My Artistic License | Ariel Sobel | TEDxTrousdale
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Added Jul 28, 2016
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TEDxTrousdale is the premiere TED licensed event at the University of Southern California. TEDxTrousdale 2016: Make Your Mark took place on April 16 at the USC Brain & Creativity Institute's Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall. We featured seven outstanding student speakers and performers as well as one keynote speaker who shared their take on what it means to "make your mark" on the world.

Since her poetry blog, Underage Voices, gained an international following, Ariel has advocated to give voices to the unheard. Her work has been celebrated by the Huffington Post, Tommy Talks, USC Visions and Voices, Scholastic, USC SARSA, and DormRoom Television. Ariel discusses personal experiences to address public issues, including domestic violence, mental health, anti-semitism, and female empowerment. She is currently a member of Say Word, Southern California’s poetry slam team, and will represent the region at national finals this summer. When she is not on tour across Los Angeles, Ariel studies Writing for Screen & Television at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts on a full scholarship and declares the superiority of New York bagels.

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