Jinahie (“my wings” in Arabic) is an Egyptian-American spoken word artist, activist, and psychologist. Now in the seventh year of her national tour, Jinahie performs at colleges and universities across the country. In the process, she has collected hundreds of Potluck Poems, a collaboration among strangers, in which a poem is completed during live performances by the contribution of a line from each audience member. Jinahie has performed at TEDx, Sundance Film Festival, the U.S. Department of Education, United Nations, a recent Delta Airlines commercial, and was a featured performer during a showing of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Ruined, during which she had the honor of performing for Michelle Obama. Jinahie has shared the stage with the likes of Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, Smokey Robinson, Russell Simmons, and Angela Davis. In her spare time, she enjoys learning useless facts, feeding her carnivorous plants, and people-watching people who people-watch other people.
Performed for Michelle Obama at Pulitzer-Prize winning drama, “Ruined”,
Sundance Film Festival,
U.S. Department of Education,
Performed alongside Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, Smokey Robinson, Russell Simmons, and Angela Davis