Suraj, a 15-year-old at Slam Out Loud, is a recognized artist and TEDx Speaker.
Apart from performing to a cumulative audience of more than 15,000 across nationwide platforms, he has had the skills to negotiate change, use creative expression to dream bigger and create his future.
Suraj’s background brings us face to face with the questions of power and privilege. However, his story isn’t that of disempowerment, but hope, of finding his own voice.
Slam Out Loud is a for-mission, non-profit that uses the transformative power of performance and visual arts to help build Creative Confidence (life) skills like communication, critical thinking and empathy in children from disadvantaged communities.
How does Slam Out Loud define Creative Confidence?
A combination of six 21st century and Socio Emotional Learning skills including Creativity, Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Self-Esteem and Empathy.