Raegan Sealy is a singer, rapper and poet whose mission as an artist is to empower people to own their stories. Raegan delivered her TED Talk (or TED Rap, actually), How Rap Saves Lives to a standing ovation at TED HQ in December 2018.
Raegan is also founder of non-profit, Sound Board NYC. The project brings rap, poetry and music workshops to underserved communities around the city, and was a featured project of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation in 2017.
British-born, Raegan moved to New York City in 2015 when she won a Fulbright Award to obtain a MFA in Poetry from The New School for Public Engagement. She went on to win the P.E.O International Peace Scholarship in 2016 for her work to create more educational opportunities for young women.
In 2017 she was selected as a TNP Scholar, and has performed and spoken at events around the USA, alongside Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Garner, Shantell Martin, Casey Neistat, Kevin Eubanks and more. She opened for Shane Koyczan at his sold out NYC show in 2017 and also sang the National Anthem at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia to 10,000 people.
In 2018 she was featured by Kate Spade at their International Women’s Day event in NYC, and later opened for Ice-T, Mandy Harvey and Judah & The Lion at the No Barriers Annual Summit closing show in Central Park.
Raegan facilitates workshops and also privately coaches and consults in performance and presenting/pitching, creative writing, speech writing and impact story-telling. Her keynotes include How Rap Saves Lives and The Poetry of Rap.