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Bayan Founas is an educator and youth mentor in Detroit. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a Women’s Studies degree and will receive her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Michigan in 2019 with k-12 administration. Passionate about making educational reforms in predominately poor communities of color, she created a poetry club for Detroit youth to creatively heal. in 2018, she published her first book diary of a daughter in diaspora, a book of poems on diaspora, love, healing, and teaching. she is a co-founder and member of wisdom (@wisdompoets), the only all-womxn’s poetry collective in michigan. Founas enjoys writing, reading, and attending art & poetry events.