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Jasmine​ ​"Cocoa​ ​Flo"​ ​Swanagan​ ​is​ ​a​ ​feisty,​ ​unapologetic,​ ​and​ ​enlightened poet, writer, and speaker​​ ​hailing​ ​from​ ​the​ ​small​ ​city​ ​of​ ​Owensboro,​ ​KY.​ ​​Cocoa​ ​attended​ ​Kentucky Wesleyan College where she received a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems and the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Cincinnati​ ​where​ ​she received​ ​a​ ​Masters​ ​in​ ​Health​ ​Informatics.​​ ​Lyrically,​ ​she​ ​is​ ​a​ ​roaring​ ​lioness and her ​ability​ ​to​ ​be​ ​both​ ​down​ ​to​ ​Earth​ ​and​ ​exacting is​ ​displayed​ ​whenever​ ​she​ ​speaks.​ In her free time she partakes in mentoring college girls, and speaking at different schools, organizations, and workshops. Her goal is to encourage others to act, think, or heal using her own story as an example of what God, faith, and perseverance can produce.


- 2024 Southern Fried Poetry Slam 2nd Place - Teams (Pompano Beach, FL)

- 2024 One Word Poetry Festival Winner (Rock Hill, SC)

- 2023 Cincinnati Poetry Slam "Winner Circle" Slam Champion (Cincinnati, OH)

- 2023 Rite of Joy Champion (Kansas City, MO)

- 2023 Queen of the South Winner (Greenville, SC)

- 2019 Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist

(San Diego, CA)

- 2019 Rustbelt Poetry Slam Individual and Team Finalist (St. Louis, MI)

- 2019 Southern Fried Poetry Slam Individual and Team Finalist (Fayetteville, NC)

- 2019 SlamCharlotte Grand Slam Champion (Charlotte, NC)

- 2018 Lipstick Wars Champion (Louisville, KY)

- 2018 SlamMadness Champion (Greenville, SC)

- 3x Cincinnati Poetry Slam Winner (Cincinnati, OH)

- 4x Dayton Poetry Slam winner (Dayton, OH)

- Cincinnati “30 Under 30” Recipient (Cincinnati, OH)


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