I share my poetry because my voice is my tool of choice. What is your tool, what do you care about, and what do you choose? I’m Meghna (Chili) Pramoda and I’m an eighth-grader+ at Davidson Academy. I call Las Vegas home. I love writing poetry because poetry reveals my inner voice and soothes my inner being. Today, I’m sharing some of my pieces in the hope to inspire others to express themselves, share their ideas in a bid to create a better world. Though we are in the middle of a pandemic right now, if our circumstances allow us to use our voice, we can turn our voices into instruments of power. Despite the advances humankind has made, we live in a largely divided world. How much better could it be, if only we each valued life – our own, and that of others? How much better would it be, if only we recognized that we are more similar than different? That we may phenotypically manifest varied and interesting characteristics, but genotypically, we are practically identical!
I share my poetry because my voice is my tool of choice. What is your tool, what do you care about, and what do you choose? 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