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Beach Bodies (in spoken word) - David Fasanya and Gabriel Barralaga


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What leads to the way we perceive our body image? In a thought-provoking and humorous performance at TEDYouth 2012, spoken word poets David Fasanya and Gabriel Barralaga pose a challenge to rethink how we see ourselves.

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