Rapping into Literacy Priscilla Star Diaz (P-Star), recipient of the Latinaof Distinction and Hip Hop Pioneers for the Future of Hip Hop awards, is one of the stars of the hit series The Electric Company on PBD Kids Go in which she sings and acts alongside celebrities like Ne-Yo, Tiki Barber and Dwight Howard. She is also the focus of the award-winning documentary P-Star Rising, which chronicles her life as a young rapper with her sister and father living in Harlem after he gained custody and moved them from a foster home. Diaz discovered that she could spit fire at a young age and before long, she was battling everyone, everywhere, and in 2005 she won the Citiwide Hip Hop Competition as the youngest female entrant. For more information visit About TEDx, x=independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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