We find each other in the details | Olivia Gatwood | TEDxABQ

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Shared January 31, 2018

What makes a poem relatable? By examining how we have been conditioned to judge our personal stories as insignificant, poet Olivia Gatwood brings to light the value in the seemingly mundane, and its potential to connect us to thousands. Olivia Gatwood is a nationally touring poet, performer and educator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. As an advocate for Title IX Compliant education, Olivia travels nationwide, speaking at colleges, universities, middle and high schools, educating young people about consent, body image, sexism in the media, and poetry as a tool for social justice. Olivia's work has been featured on HBO, Verses & Flow, and The Huffington Post as well as Muzzle Magazine, Winter Tangerine, and Tinderbox, among others. She has been a finalist at the National Poetry Slam, Women of the World Poetry Slam, and Brave New Voices. Olivia firmly believes girl power, specifically that of teen girls, and has spent the majority of her career working to create spaces where young women feel validated, represented and empowered to exercise their voices. She is the author of Amazon bestseller, New American Best Friend. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Gabrielle Domka

have lived for this --the day I find Olivia Gatwood and a ted talk in the same video.

3 years ago | [YT] | 285


..yikes. she was like "let see what we have in common with our first kiss stories" and i was like haha my first kiss was a guy i met at a party when i was 18 so i could get it over with and then she talked about margot and i just AGE SIX MEMORY: UNLOCKED
so kyla, if ur out there: thanks for the treehouse kisses lmaoooo

1 year ago | [YT] | 53


I’ve always admired her as a poet when she talked about seeing poets perform at 16 and them being like magicians that’s what she was to me and all of poetry club really and that’s why I joined but was and am still too shy to keep it going. Never stopped writing though (:

3 years ago | [YT] | 155

Imani Rosario

She is so gorgeous. I admire her so much! Her posture, ability to annunciate and articulate, make me want to portray more confidence. Gorgeous!

3 years ago | [YT] | 98

Sabine Bainbridge

I actually just spent a hour laying outside my friends bathroom door attempting to talk her through it.

3 years ago | [YT] | 64

Ojaswi Sharma

I love her. Even her talk is like poetry. Whenever she said 'this' I felt like she would start reciting the owl.

3 years ago | [YT] | 63

elizabeth sharp

Olivia is a beautiful women and poet. ❤ She makes me feel powerful

3 years ago | [YT] | 97

N. J. Saroff

I just got her book it's beautiful, and her outfit is goals she is my favourite poet

3 years ago | [YT] | 127


Wow. She is so wonderfully eloquent and vocalizes her ideas in such a spectacular manner. It's sort of insane what she can do with imagery.

3 years ago | [YT] | 26

Christina DeMalia

I remember the first time I heard Olivia tell the tampon story and it still stays just as hilarious and important

3 years ago | [YT] | 14

Katharine Myers

How does this have so few views??

3 years ago | [YT] | 84

Amber Rose

I like this "We find each other in the details of another's story"

2 years ago | [YT] | 8


I think this piece is relatable no matter the age; Olivia Gatwood has a gift with that. I might be older, but this artist has definitely helped me along the way. Thank you, Olivia Gatwood.

10 months ago | [YT] | 2


Amazing. That story at the end really got me, it was so beautiful

3 years ago | [YT] | 14


this is beautiful olivia. you’re such an inspiration I cry all the time

3 years ago (edited) | [YT] | 10

Faiza Jafar

I've never clicked so fast! Been an absolute fan of Olivia for years! So glad to see her growing so exponentially <3

3 years ago | [YT] | 4

Sol C.

Would definitely look her poems up! Sounds awesome!!!

3 years ago | [YT] | 26

Gabrielle Domka

I loved this so much Olivia, thank you for this masterpiece <3

3 years ago | [YT] | 16


This video is a gem. What an amazing message to share - to find human connection in the details. Will definitely look up more of her work!

3 years ago | [YT] | 7

Sean Chapel

I wish I had known about this I might have gone to see it.

3 years ago | [YT] | 2