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How rap saves lives - Raegan Sealy

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Raegan Sealy presents a daring account of trauma and healing as she waxes poetic on the power of rap. Through lyrical music, she confronts privilege, violence, race and the discomfort of borrowing from a culture that is not her own, while discovering a community that is.

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