How would you describe your experience as a speaker?
I felt nervous when I saw all the people. I also felt proud at the end, that I made a speech in front of all those people. I hope that it helped some kids. I really liked making friends with Aanikh Kler.
Why did you apply to be a speaker?
I saw the TEDxKids talk the year before and I thought, I could show kids how to make a business or at least to be brave enough to try.
How has life changed since TedxKidsBC last year?
I gave a speech a few months after TEDxKids at Arts Umbrella for their Professional Development workshop. It was all adults, and at first I wasn’t sure why they wanted me because I thought my speech was to inspire kids. All the adults told me how inspiring I was. I am now working on my own YouTube channel.
What advice would you give to the 2016 upcoming speakers?
It is a lot different once you see the real people in the audience, but just take a breath. If you forget something, it’s ok, just stop and think and keep going.
This year’s theme is Regenerate. If you were a speaker again what would you speak about?
I love Genetic Engineering and the idea of bringing Dinosaurs back to life, which would be regenerating new ones from old ones, or possibly a chicken. When I tell people my dream, they don’t believe in it so I don’t always like telling everyone. I do think that it can happen and I think if he REGENERATE old ideas with new technology, it can happen.
I have a background in creative english. This year is my first year volunteering for TedxKids@BC, hope there will be many more to come.