AUTHOR | ORATOR | POET | PERFORMER
Age is No Barrier
Environmentalist and Speaker for all of Humanity
At 12, Solli Raphael was the youngest winner of the Australian Poetry Slam held at Sydney Opera House annually. A budding humanitarian, he hopes to become an inspirational leader among his peers. 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 environment and animal protection.
Solli loves hanging out with his Chihuahua, Winston, and spending time with his friends at the beach, playing sport or watching movies. When not writing poetry, Solli particularly enjoys challenges such as breaking personal fitness records to keep fit. As well as his high school work and performing at festivals and public speaking events, this motivated teen enjoys playing the saxophone, swimming, and drama. Solli also hopes to become a pilot one day.
Now 14, Solli Raphael is keen to use the platforms of performing and writing to tackle current social issues – big and small.
Successfully publishing his first book, Limelight, by Penguin Random House in Australia, and Andrews McMeel in Northern America, with a second book on the way, Solli would like to encourage his generation to participate in conversations about issues that affect their lives and their future, sending out the challenge to be game changer with him.
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