From eye contact to dolphins jumping over hola hoops to peanuts, Angelica uses both vivid and comforting images in her spoken word poetry to tackle tough social justice issues.
Video production by Kyle Gomes, Ashli Forbes, Joana Lapurga, Zachary Moss, and Marshall Lu.
Angelica Poversky is 5’3″ of vertically challenged creative passion who wants to use spoken words to create movements of thought. She’s always trying to think of new ways to use words and is perplexed by language.
She is the founder and festival director of Richmond’s first youth-led outdoors arts festival, Arts in the Park and always on the go when it comes to artistic event coordination. If you see Angelica in her natural habitat, she is probably reading her first poetry chapbook “She Is”, hosting a radio-show or fearing proper punctuation.
Angelica is Vancouver’s Top 24 under 24, Richmond’s 30 under 30 and a Richmond Arts Award Winner. She’s been on the author panel at National Culture Days, a speaker at The Top 25 under 25 Canadian Environmentalists Awards and the feature performer at the CHIMO Violence Against Women Conference.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx