Amal Kassir is a Syrian American poet, born and raised in Denver Colorado to an Arab father and an American convert mother. She has performed & taught in 13 countries and cities all over, in venues ranging from orphanages to refugee camps to youth prisons to churches. At the University of Colorado Denver, designed her own undergraduate major, titled Community Programming in Social Psychology, where she has been able to create programs for a range of causes and people. She is currently a youth mentor, a writing teacher, and a traveling poet. She is also the program manager of the Mental Wellness Program for Muslim Youth for Positive Impact in Colorado, working to dismantle the stigma around mental health in the Muslim Community. You can find her every Wednesday on Instagram live teaching the House of Amal Writing Hour.