Jassmine Parks | the black girl never learns to fry

ode to black girls who were never seen as black enough

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Jassmine Parks is a two time nationally competing slam poet, the 2016 grand slam champion of Detroit’s Freshwater Wordsmiths and is currently the 2016 grand slam champion of Freshwater Wordsmiths Slam and is ranked 20th in the world for slam poetry.
Jassmine is also a skilled urban archaeologist, unearthing the buried. Her poems serve as museums, displaying the scarring and beauty of healing of herself as she navigates through this life as a black woman.