"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't. Silence is the residue of fear" - A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice. Clint Smith is a poet and educator whose work blends art and activism.
"So this year, instead of giving something up, I will live every day as if there were a microphone tucked under my tongue, a stage on the underside of my inhibition. Because who has to have a soapbox when all you've ever needed is your voice?"
-- Watch on TED website