Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have Jamila Lyiscott who is a self-professed “tri-tongued orator.” She weaves words about language, education, and the African Diaspora. In her powerful spoken-word essay, “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom, and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”
This is a fast-paced and fascinating piece. It’s short, so watch it twice (or even three times!) to catch every detail. Enjoy!
What feelings did this spoken word piece bring up for you? Did this change how you view the term articulate?
Until next time,