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.


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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