Jassmine Parks is a spoken word poet and slam champion from Detroit. Her work examines the resiliency of the Black feminine experience and intergenerational trauma, and attempts to explore, heal, and disrupt unhealthy cycles such as abuse, mass incarceration, and court ordered parent-child separation. Parks, also a dedicated educator, serves as the lead teaching artist of InsideOut Literary Arts. She believes in the power of language to reflect on past experiences, build agency, and activate healing. Her work has been published with SlamFind and All Def Poetry.