Safwat Saleem

Why I keep speaking up, even when people mock my accent

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Artist Safwat Saleem grew up with a stutter — but as an independent animator, he decided to do his own voiceovers to give life to his characters. When YouTube commenters started mocking his Pakistani accent, it crushed him, and his voice began to leave his work. Hear how this TED Fellow reclaimed his voice and confidence in this charming, thoughtful talk.

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Safwat Saleem · Artist, graphic designer, filmmaker

Safwat Saleem uses satire and art to bring to light stories of adversity.

Safwat Saleem uses satire and art to bring to light stories of adversity.