Why Attend?

 

Join author, educator, and award-winning poet Jaspreet Kaur for an enlightening exploration of "The Power of Poetry." In this dynamic session, participants will delve into the heart of poetry, uncovering its essence, potential, and transformative impact. Through engaging discussions and interactive activities, attendees will discover how poetry serves as a gateway to self-discovery, connection, and empowerment. From unraveling complex emotions to celebrating diverse voices and experiences, this session promises to inspire, enlighten, and invigorate all who attend.

  • Explore the transformative potential of poetry as a vehicle for self-expression and exploration.
  • Discover practical strategies for incorporating poetry into daily life to foster personal growth and empowerment.
  • Engage in thought-provoking discussions on the role of poetry in shaping perspectives and promoting social change.
  • Connect with like-minded individuals passionate about the power of language and creativity to inspire and unite.

 

Who Should Attend:

 

  • Individuals on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth, looking for tools to navigate life's complexities.
  • Poetry enthusiasts eager to deepen their understanding and appreciation of this timeless art form.
  • Advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion interested in exploring the intersectionality of poetry and identity.
  • Writers, educators, and artists seeking new avenues for self-expression and creative exploration.¬†

 

Presenter Bio:

 

Jaspreet Kaur, also known by her online handle ‚ÄėBehind the Netra‚Äô is an award-winning spoken word artist, history teacher and writer from London.¬†She is passionate about gender issues, taboo subjects and encourages positive social change in both the Asian community and wider society. Her work tackles issues related to gender discrimination, mental health stigma, the postcolonial immigrant experience, and more.¬†

Jaspreet is a regular on the BBC, Sunday Morning Live, Radio 4 and worked with the UN on the HeforShe campaign. She is the author of #1 Amazon bestseller, Brown Girl Like Me.  One of the first books to speak directly to the experiences of South Asian women in Britain since 1978, delving into some of the most complex conversations brown women are tackling today. This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to build a fuller picture of women’s lives in Britain today across a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. She is also the author of The Spaces in Between, the award-winning illustrated children’s mindfulness poetry book.

She has been recognised by a number of organisations for her inspirational work, including the Asian Women of Achievement Award for her work in Arts and Culture, the ‚ÄėWe Are The City‚Äô Rising Star Award in Education, Diversity UK and a Finalist for the National Diversity Award for being a Positive Role Model. She was also voted one of the Top 10 Inspirational Sikh Women in the UK.

Since sharing her story of how poetry saved her life on a TED stage in 2017, Jaspreet has performed her poetry on stages across the country, including for the royal family at the Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Wembley Stadium, the Houses of Parliament, as well as commissions, collaborations and appearances on the BBC, Sky News, The Metro and Stylist Magazine. She has been sharing the power of creative expression with schools and universities across the country and is also a judge for the annual Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition and the prestigious Roundhouse Poetry Slam. Jaspreet is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and is working on her next two books.

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