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Joliné Brito

Performing Artist at #HellaBlack Vol. 6: Sacred

The oldest child and daughter of immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic, Joliné Brito is a 16 year-old spoken word poet. She resides with her family in Grove Hall, in Roxbury, MA and is a junior at Fenway High School. Starting at 14 years-old, she writes about her love for her beautiful yet corrupt Caribbean Island, the generational curses and strengths from her Black and Latinx bloodlines, social justice, inequality, racism, sexism, and their impact on her. Her voice is a powerful representation of resilience, revolution, and resistance.