Australian Poetry Slam

Imagine two minutes in the spotlight. No props. No music. Judged by the audience. Just you…and your story.

Jessica Santosa – NSW National Finalist 2012

“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks,” (Proverbs 4:23) and so Jessica Santosa has plenty she wants to say to the world.

Tired of compliments for being just a “great singer”, Jessica Santosa discovered spoken word poetry only six months ago, and wondered where it had been hiding all her life.
The “how” of her heart overflow began with her dabbling her fingerprints in screenwriting and music, and releasing a singer-songwriter EP, ‘Glutton’, in 2010.  She works professionally as a social worker, dreaming of one day pioneering a generation of voices that speak with conviction, wisdom, and passionate responsibility.  Santosa would like to leave a legacy of abundant life for her future babies.  She says “I want to sit front-seat at the wedding of our creativity and labour for justice, because it would be self-indulgent or draining for one to exist without the other, because they are perfect together”.

 

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