TED Talk: How a Boy Became an Artist

In this simplest of TED Talks, Jarrett J. Krosoczka recounts how he transformed himself from a kid who liked to draw to a popular author/illustrator of children’s books. What makes this talk noteworthy is that Krosoczka tells his story wrapped in gratitude: He downplays the painful hardships of his childhood (his mother was a heroin addict), and unspools his triumphs with humility and self-deprecating humor.  As you watch and listen, you can’t help but be inspired by his hope and appreciation of all the world has to offer to each of us.

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About flyingnotscreaming

My weekly quotes and "Notes from Flights" are my attempt to learn how to soar through life's unknowns with grace and gratitude. Thank you for flying with me. --Melissa Myers Place, writer, reader, massage therapist, mother, wife, and daughter
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2 Responses to TED Talk: How a Boy Became an Artist

  1. Lynn Burgoyne says:

    Jarrett’s journey is so inspiring! I can’t wait to buy his books and read them to my grandkids! Melissa, don’t ever give up on your gift. Your passion for writing inspires us all. ❤

  2. Pingback: TED Talk: How a Boy Became an Artist | Reclaiming My Narnia

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