An activist by temperament and daughter of a Choctaw, Jacinda (aka Jah da Amp Mouth) is a practicing mom of three and in love with a mathematical genius. Jacinda is a sage burning Muslim full of gratitude. Prior to rhymes, Jacinda was a natural critique of circumstances, interrogating the world through an Uptown upbringing. In 1996, alongside Jaquanda V. and Leida GM, Jacinda co-founded Kuumba Lynx, a performance collective developing culturally relevant work through a Critical Hip Hop Pedagogy, known as WE GET FREE.
Jacinda is co-curator of the Chicago Hip Hop Theater Fest. She contributed to Breakbeat Poet’s Halal If You Hear Me, a collection of poems dispelling the notion that there is one correct way to be a Muslim, holding space for multiple, intersecting identities. Jacinda is also co-author of a poetic coloring book entitled FILLINZ...Put Some Respect on It! Lately, Jacinda likes #areasonstosmile and is a Tooth Gem Technician specializing in tooth jewel application. Jacinda continues to deepen a continuum of community healing, offering her gifts as an Arts Facilitator, Doula, and Shiatsu student.