Jessica Philie Park is a founding member of the DC Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency (GPI) and co-hosts the GPI Open Mic (https://bossadc.com/events/dcgpi-open-mic-night) every second Tuesday of the month at Bossa in Adams Morgan. She has lived in DC for 24 years and works as a bookkeeper. She started writing in her teens and did her first open mic in her twenties. Her pieces are inspired by current events and personal growth. Jessica thinks anyone could and everyone should give an open mic a shot, because it’s amazing to share with others and find out we all have so much in common.