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Align by Line

Align by Line

By Jasmine Lawrence and Joshua Kurnia
Align By Line is a podcast of candid conversations about life topics through original poetry, by Jasmine Lawrence and Joshua Kurnia, two Millennials living in San Francisco who have passions in writing, spoken arts, and life wonderment.

Launching biweekly on Thursdays, each episode features original poems, which then get dissected and followed by conversations, reflecting on various life experiences and perspectives.
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Facing the Future
In the FINAL episode of Season 1, Jasmine & Joshua read a duet piece titled "What's Next". They talk about "Facing The Future", which is a perfectly fitting topic as we wrap up Season 1 of Align by Line — the uncertainties and insecurities, but also excitement of the fact that we simply will never know our future.
June 10, 2021
Exposing Social Media
Joshua reads "Beautiful Dreams" and Jasmine reads "Off the Grid" as they discuss the challenges of being yourself authentically on social media.
May 27, 2021
Loving Mothers
Jasmine reads "From Then Until Now" and Joshua reads "All The Imperfect Lovely Things My Mama Is" as they honor the impact their mothers have had on their lives.
May 13, 2021
Nearing Death
Jasmine reads "Dream of Deaths" and Joshua reads "The Crease on The Painting" as they reflect on death and what it means to be alive.
April 29, 2021
Changing the World
Joshua reads "26 and Millions of Possibilities" and Jasmine reads "A Life Well Lived" as they reflect on how we can be the change we would like to see in this world through our words and small actions.
April 15, 2021
Celebrating Nat'l Poetry Month
Joshua and Jasmine read & discuss poems from a range of diverse authors in honor of National Poetry Month!
April 1, 2021
Practicing Self Care
In this new take on poetry, Jasmine & Joshua read a duet piece titled "Learning to Love Me". They talk about practicing self-care and being gentle to our physical and mental well-being as we go about life.
March 18, 2021
Accepting Yourself
Joshua reads his poem "Emerging From The Maze" and Jasmine reads her poem "Loving Me" as they talk about the struggle of self-acceptance, embracing one's imperfection, and striving for authentic self.
March 4, 2021
Honoring Family
Jasmine reads "Granddaddy" and Joshua reads "Missing". In this episode, they share the stories and honor family members who have been foundational & influential in shaping them to be who they are today. Their poems are reminders to actively cherish and appreciate those we hold dear before they're gone.
February 18, 2021
Growing with Nature
Joshua reads "Still, Yet Moving" and Jasmine reads "Your Life Tree". In this episode, they share how nature is both a restorative experience and a role model.
February 4, 2021
Overcoming Racial Bias
Jasmine reads "Children of the Slave" and Joshua reads "Yellow". In this episode, they discuss how they are overcoming experiences of racial bias, found pride in their racial identity, and the motivation to fight for change.
January 21, 2021
Being Content in Solitude
Joshua reads "Not Knowing" and Jasmine reads "I Am, I Do"  as we learn and discuss finding contentment and maybe even happiness in solitude.
January 7, 2021
Align by Line Trailer
Welcome to Align By Line. A podcast where we share original poetry, then explore the topic through conversations surrounding our own life experiences and perspectives.  In each episode we’ll choose a theme and share two original poems on that topic written by your hosts, Jasmine Lawrence, and Joshua Kurnia. We’re two “techies by day writers by night”, who live in San Francisco and have passions in writing, spoken arts, and life wonderment. We’ll be sharing new episodes, each with a unique topic, every two weeks. You can find us on Instagram and twitter at @alignbyline. If you have any questions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you. Be sure to follow us and stay tuned as we talk about life through poetry!
December 23, 2020