A 10-year-old Can Inspire the World. {Video}

Via on Oct 1, 2012


Ta’Kaiya Blaney was 10 when she gave this TEDx talk in 2011.

The actual “Shallow Waters” music video is just as beautiful…

Wonder what she’ll do in 2012? Oh, guess she did this:

And a few other things…

Have you been inspired by a child recently? Please share the story—even if you want to tell me it’s your own kid who inspired you—in the comments section!

P.S. Read about how my son inspired me.

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, and NYR, and has a voracious appetite for comedy. In her spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A "Green Diva" and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr & @myEARTH360) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


8 Responses to “A 10-year-old Can Inspire the World. {Video}”

  1. That little girl is awesome. I am a board member of the Blue Frontier Campaign and we gave her a Benchley Award this spring. I would love to bring her to Boulder for our Making WAVES event next year. She is truly a born leader.

    • I had just written about the green kids pop musical Pacha's Pajamas on my blog (will be posting here later today) and found her via that. Couldn't believe what I saw! So awesome. Thanks for taking time to leave a comment, Vicki. Cheers!

      • Del says:

        Hi Lynn, thanks for sharing. I am this little girl's father and I appreciate the good words and support you have shown to our daughter. I raise my hands up to you in thanks.

  2. Padma Kadag says:

    Thanks Lynn

  3. […] Ta’Kaiya Blaney, an 11-year-old singer and actress who lives in Vancouver, is from the Sliammon First Nation of Canada and is the voice of Pacha. She has performed at large events around the world, most recently at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. A recent winner of the Peter Benchley award for the oceans, Ta’Kaiya has emerged as a global environmental leader, sharing her dream for healthy ecosystems free of pollution. […]

  4. […] song includes a call to action, empowering kids to be “Superheroes for the Planet.” Get your green groove on (or whatever they say in rap-talk) with these sample […]

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