Jasmine Cuffee Poetry Alberquerque

Chicana poet dropping out, struggles, finds a great career

Triumph of a poet to find meaningful work after dropping out

Jasmin Cuffee lead the Women of the World Poetry slam and has made a name for herself in Alberquerque’s poetry scene. After dropping out of high school at 16 and married at 20, life became a struggle to find meaningful work.

In this interview, Jasmine discusses she how burned some bridges and was still able to get help finding meaningful work. You’ll also hear an original piece she performs just for the show. 🙂

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Quote of the Day

Lava tu manos Jasmine's gradmother

Birds in the sky I know how you feel Nina Simone song 'Feeling Good'

3 Lessons from Interview

  1. How to survive after dropping out of high school at 16

  2. How to promote yourself as a female poet

  3. Channeling your artistic energy into a productive 9-5 job


Featured Book

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

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Awesome novel set in post-apocalyptic Saharan Africa

Getting to Know Jasmine Cuffee

What is a helpful habit?

Doing less multitasking (try The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done if you want to do the same)

What is a helpful resource for you?

Using her phone recorder to record her thoughts

Who is a helpful person that helped you on your journey?

Curtis Flakes, Director of Public Allies and Alberquerque high school football coach

What is your purpose on this planet?

Shine light, be a beacon to make people smile and see their own potential

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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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