The Power of Being Yourself with Nav Singh (Nav the Poet)
This week, Tayo welcomes TikToker, public speaker, and poet, Nav Singh, to the podcast to talk about his career, the world of poetry, and Sikhism. Nav opens up the episode by recalling his first time performing his poetry and just how life changing this moment was, as he fell in love with poetry and began to perform his own more often. While this experience helped teach him to have a 'thick skin', it wasn’t until he joined TikTok, that he learned how to deal with online hate and opinions. Nav doesn’t let this get to him though. He’s doing what he loves, and he’s grateful for that opportunity in the first place.
He and Tayo go on to talk about the importance of following your flame - after all, Nav would find it more difficult to bear the brunt of online hatred if he wasn’t so passionate about what he has to say on TikTok. Now, he’s learned to handle online hate with grace. That’s not to say, however, that Nav doesn’t receive positive feedback; he does and overwhelmingly so. In fact, he closes out today’s episode by talking about the power of sharing with others. After all, one of the most beautiful things he gets to experience as a poet and TikToker is the unique moment where people share their vulnerable stories because he was willing to do the same with them.
The Finer Details of This Episode:
- Joining the world of poetry
- The first time Nav performed his poetry
- Dealing with what other people think
- Sharing his Sikh faith on TikTok
- Following your flame
- Handling online hate
- The importance of critical thinking
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