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Who Am I? Speech

WHO AM I? SPEECH

I am asking all writers to write a “who am I?” speech (at least two good sized paragraphs but not limited to). First, it is not a simple about me statement, none of that ‘I’m Sarah from Ohio I’m 15 I like reading, and swimming.’ lol It’s more than just the response to the question. It’s a written piece about who you are as a person as a whole. It’s a speech that expresses who you are using your talent with words, it is not a simple writing, it is a complex in depth speech of who you are. All of those things you would never tell anyone; it’s what makes you write, what led you to where you are-–your Strong Truths.

You must dig deep, it’s a major statement to the readers, to the world or to whoever you need to place it too. If you could confess who you are, what you’ve been through, who you want to become, what you believe in, what you despise, what hurts you, what confuses you, what kills you, what touches you. It’s where you and your poetry meet at the center, what makes you write, the core of your soul. It’s a proclamation.

If you are uncomfortable about this or have any questions contact me at gen_training@yahoo.ca

I have planned for each writer to have their own section in the book/design. The Who Am I speech is a great addition to the books design. I believe it will really make the readers fall in love with our work as a team as well as each authors work separately.

Exert from Tracey Dahl’s ‘Who Am I? Speech:

I am expression in the flesh. My skin, my words, my body language are all my medium. I am an artist of words, written and spoken. I am a sister and a daughter. I am a lover and a fighter…I believe in strength as a woman, and as a human. My life is mine, and I shall live it, as I see fit. I know who I am as a person, and I embrace it. I don’t change for frivilous fantasies… -Tracey Dahl, writer

Discussion

9 thoughts on “Who Am I? Speech

  1. I suck at writing about myself. This is gonna be a challenge for me.

    Posted by Aaron | August 11, 2008, 10:14 am
  2. Very well written Tracey.

    Posted by Aaron | August 11, 2008, 10:14 am
  3. Ok I just finished my ‘Who Am I’ speech. Let me know what you think. Please and Thank You!

    Posted by Aaron | August 11, 2008, 9:40 pm
  4. You’re a talented poet, I have no doubt that you will overcome this written challenge!

    “Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.” – Cicely Tyson

    Posted by Gene Marie | August 11, 2008, 9:52 pm
  5. Thank you Aaron, you are vey talented, and I think you will be able to write this and more, about yourself. Its hard at first, but once you keep on going, its hard to stop.

    Posted by Tracey | August 13, 2008, 3:56 am
  6. I finished my “who am I” speech early last week. It is quite liberating to put myself out there like that.

    Posted by Keith | August 15, 2008, 3:01 pm
  7. Isn’t it though? It releases all your inhibitions about letting strangers look into the depths of your soul, I embrace it now.

    Posted by Tracey | August 20, 2008, 12:23 am
  8. haha this could get interesting… how abstract are we allowed to get here?
    ~Em

    Posted by Emily | September 2, 2008, 3:33 pm
  9. You may be as abstract as you like, there are zero limits to this piece. I am asking for pure honesty…opening the door to your essence. You can go deep into your psyche, your hates, or passions, for the history of your life shapes who we all are. The truth of the mind is an art in itself. I think you’ll enjoy writing this; a moment you’ll love.

    Posted by Gene Marie | September 2, 2008, 6:02 pm

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