Poet Aidan Kassis explores the intersection between science fiction, mental health, and his family. Aidan is rising senior at Summit High School and was part of Southern Word’s slam team in Atlanta during the summer of 2015. Aidan hopes to make his art his work, and to use that work to help and inspire others.
Through the literary and performing arts, Southern Word offers creative solutions for youth to build literacy and presentation skills, reconnect to their education and to their lives, and act as leaders in the improvement of their communities. We are absolutely committed to providing youth, especially in underserved communities, with as many opportunities as possible to develop and publicly present their voices both live and in print, video, audio, and digital media. This year, Southern Word will serve over 5,000 youth through programs in 8 Tennessee counties, in almost every public Nashville high school, on four Middle Tennessee public college campuses, and in a large number of Nashville Public Library branches.
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