Jasmin Roberts (they/them) is a queer, truth-telling psychologist and poet born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. They are an alumnus of Oberlin College, and hold a graduate degree from UMass Amherst. Jasmin lives in the Pioneer Valley, where they are active in the queer youth community. Jasmin has led youth workshops on intersectionality and art as activism, and was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Western Massachusetts GLSEN conference. Jasmin competes in poetry slams at the national level, and placed 4th overall at the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam competition.
Jasmin not only prides themself on writing hard-hitting and introspective poetry that educates and offers commentary on current world issues, but also likes to remind us not to take ourselves too seriously. Jasmin will make you laugh your ass off AND question your place in the world in the span of three minutes, and they’ll do it all sporting 4-inch heels and coveralls, just to mess with your ingrained arbitrary sense of gender.
Jasmin’s pronouns are they/them, and yes, they realize that this is usually used in instances of plurality, but they also realize that you’ll live. Jasmin swears, you really will live. It’s ok.
Workshop is free, but registration is required. GSA students should speak to Libby Edwardson, school librarian, Harbor School students should speak to English teacher, Lee Lehto. Homeschooled teens should call Blue Hill Books at 374-5632.