This Tear-Jerking TED Talk Shows How Poetry Can Turn Lives Around In Prison

This woman helped inmates in a tough prison express themselves through writing, with astonishing results

This inspirational talk by writer and philosopher Cristina Domenech shows how powerful language and creativity can be in helping those who feel voiceless. Domenech taught writing workshops to inmates in one of Argentina’s toughest jails, helping them to express their fear, despair and hopes in a way that was therapeutic and empowering.

With a surprise poetry recital from one of Cristina’s inmate students, this TED talk (Spanish with English subtitles) is a fascinating and inspirational example of how creativity can be an amazing instrument for rehabilitation and healing.

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