Emma is a spoken word poet who is an active performer in the Vancouver Slam scene and a member of the 2015 Vancouver Youth Slam team. She enjoys ballet, rap music, and leads the provincially ranked poetry slam team at her school. Although she is heavily involved in the arts, she is interested in studying the sciences in university.
Andrew is an actor, writer, and spoken word poet. He lives the life of a starving artist in a coffee shop. In 2014, he was BC’s provincial youth poetry champion and a member of the national team championships.
Emma and Andrew’s talk, “Generation Millennials,” will address some of the harmful stereotypes that our generation has acquired in the past years. Performed using spoken word poetry, they want to spread the idea that the youth of today can be more than narcissistic or self-indulgent. Acknowledging our history and reputation, this talk will offer new perspectives on today’s youth and their untapped potential. The Millennials are such a diverse group of people and the social condemnation that we often receive may be stunting our own development and expression.