Talk

A Sermon From My Elders | Amani Mahmoud

Amani Mahmoud

TEDxYouth@Sydney 2019 · 4 April 2019

In this moving spoken word performance, Amani Mahmoud embodies the speakers observations on how the way we grieve changes over time and across generations. It is the voice of her elders, speaking to her regarding the reality of life, death and to embrace the brief moments we have. Amani Mahmoud is a 20 year old studying law and social-political science at UTS with a passion for writing.

From the age of five, Amani’s mother would encourage her to write a page of a story each day. Since then, it’s been the primary way she expresses herself to help her understanding of the world. Bankstown Poetry Slam (BPS) and Flip the Script were Amani’s first open mic experiences that truly allowed her to gain confidence in her writing and performances. Amani has been performing at BPS since 2018 and was part of the team that secured second place for the 2018 Grand Slam.