Inspirational Leadership: Project V.O.I.C.E and Sarah Kay

by Healmyvoice on October 2, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 07.30.42 pmBy Andrea Hylen, Founder of Heal My Voice

I like to watch inspiring videos and films. They teach me new things and help me stay connected to the things I have learned already. There is a power in the writing and sharing of our stories. TEDtalks are videos of people telling a story.

Last night I found Sarah Kay again. The first time I viewed her TEDtalk was in 2011, when I was leading the first Heal My Voice book program: Fearless Voices: True Stories by Courageous Women.

In her talk, Sarah shares two poems and talks about spoken word poetry and the power of writing a poem to heal something. And she talks about the power of having your story witnessed. 

She inspired me in 2011 and again last night. Her talk reminded me of a few things I believe to be true.

*Keep growing and exploring and taking risks and challenging yourself.

*The power of having our stories and words witnessed.

*How we can encourage and learn from each other. (We are ageless in that.)

*The adult poets at the Bowery Club encouraged her 14-year-old voice and she taught them, too. “I really felt that”

*The impact parents can have on fanning the flames of their children’s passions.

Enjoy her TEDTalk here:
Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter…

Her organization with partners Franny Choi and Phil Kaye. Be inspired by the impact they are having on the world…one word, one student at a time…

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 IMG_1306Andrea Hylen believes in the power of a woman’s voice to usher in a new world. She is the founder of Heal My Voice, a Writing and Transition Coach, Orgasmic Meditation Teacher and co- author of Conscious Choices: An Evolutionary Woman’s Guide to Life. Andrea has discovered her unique gifts while parenting three daughters and learning to celebrate life after the deaths of her brother, son and husband. She currently lives in Los Angeles following the inspiration to collaborate with women in organizations and to travel around the world speaking and leading workshops. Her passion is connecting women to support each other in the full expression of who they are.

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