Amal Kassir is a 20 year old Syrian-American spoken word artist. Born and raised most her life in Denver, CO, she came from a dinner table of tabouleh and meat loaf, Arab father and American mother, best meals of both worlds.
A University student, Amal is designing her own major, combining child psychology, writing and education to develop curricula for Refugee children with trauma, with a minor in Human Development and Family Relations. She has performed in 8 countries and over 30 cities, in refugee camps and youth detention centers, in hotel banquet rooms and high school classrooms. She does workshops with people of all backgrounds and her vision is empowerment in marginalized youth by utilizing writing as a tool of self-determination. She runs a project called More than Metaphors that focuses on the education initiative for displaced Syrian children, but uses the grass roots to bring communities together for all conversations. When she is not studying or spitting on microphone, she is waitressing at her family’s Syrian restaurant.