I love hip hop, and how it facilitates cross-cultural connections between young listeners and develop community and camaraderie among fans. Through accountability music can encourage critical thinking about societal issues. Hip hop gives a voice to the voiceless.
Tro'juan reveals how masculinity is taught to many young African American males. He shows the impact of bequeathing generational dsyfunctions.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Tro'juan reveals how masculinity is taught to many young African Am...
Tro'juan Henderson is a poet that resides in Austin, TX. Has been doing poetry since early 2009. Begin writing after dealing with a very difficult childhood from his mother being in and out of his life for drug addictions which lead him to keep to himself a lot. Begin writing at the age of 19 to cope, and vent with somethings. In which his first poem "Letter To You" dedicated to his mother put him on the path to something great at Dallas Slam.
Since then has been featured at many venues in Dallas, TX, Baylor University, UT Austin, UT Arlington, Central Christian College in Kansas, UNT/TWU, Venues in Norfolk, Hampton Roads, Virginia along with Bus Boys and Poets, Neo-Soul/Austin Poetry Slam in Austin, Tx and many more. As well as presenting a TEDx at Mountain View College, and placing 3rd in the Arkansas Ekphrastic Slam along side of Houston Hughes, Cp Maze, and many others. Tro'juan is a major lover of the art, and finds poetry so unique because of the fact that it brings everyone together but yet everyone can take away something that they find special about it.
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