My humanity is my ministry.

heART is a short documentary about Jasmine Schlafke, a dynamic spoken word artist who integrates her activism with creative expression. As a woman of color and teen mother who was diagnosed with a learning disability and as bipolar, Jasmine has overcome many obstacles in order to create and share her voice. Her work embodies lessons from the heart as she shares her stories in hopes to provide language for those silenced. By speaking her story, she hopes to empower others to speak out in order to create social change.



*This film was completed in part of the Social Documentation Graduate Program in the Department of Film and Digital Media at the University of California Santa Cruz.

*Special Thanks to theJennifer Maytorena Taylor, and my classmates in SOCD 202 for their support and making this film possible. Check out the class site and my cohort’s films here.

HD, 4 min, 2012


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