Staceyann Chin

born 1973 Jamaica

moved to New York summer 1997

Lesbian slam poet Staceyann Chin, star from Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway.

Abandoned by her Jamaican mother and her Chinese father, she was raised and educated in Jamaica by her maternal grandmother. With only $200 in her pocket she moved to America where she discovered the world of poetry slam.

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