Jasmine Mans

photo of Jasmine Mans
Recorded by: 
Lorna
Ebner
Interview Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017
Location: 
Newark, NJ
Transcript: 

Jasmine Mans is an artist who calls Newark her home and celebrates the childhood she there spent through her poetry. As an author, performer, poet, and teacher, Jasmine uses a variety of mediums and means, such as books, videos, live performances, and social media to serve as a platform to speak on behalf of others and her community. She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in African-American Studies, and is now traveling the world as a poet. Her work has received a multitude of awards from the Star Ledger-NJPAC, Arts Millennia, and the New York Knicks Poetry Slam. She is a proud member of the LGBTQ community and works through her words and actions as a black feminist and proud Newarker.