Age is no barrier...
At 12, Solli Raphael was the youngest ever winner of the Australian Poetry Slam held at Sydney Opera House. A budding humanitarian, Solli enjoys writing powerful and emotive poetry and performing pieces to instigate change in the areas he feels are critical for attention and action such as social equality, the natural environment and animal protection.
Successfully publishing his first ever poetry book, Limelight, at 13, by Penguin Random House in Australia, and Andrews McMeel in Northern America, Solli encourages his generation to participate in conversations about issues that affect their lives and their future, sending out the challenge #beagamechangerwithme.
Now 14, Solli Raphael uses the platforms of performing and writing to tackle current social issues
– big and small.
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