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Jasmin Kaur

Jasmin Kaur
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Jasmin Kaur – a Sikh Punjabi poet (from Vancouver) who rose to fame on Instagram, where she has a huge social following and uses her platform to amplify the voices of other BIPOC creators + to discuss social justice, feminism, and healing from trauma. Her latest novel, told in poetry and prose, If I Tell you the Truth came out on January 19. It follows a Sikh Punjabi woman and her teenage daughter. The mother is living undocumented in Canada (she has fled her home in India after being sexually assaulted).

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