Watch 'Orange is the New Black' Star Daniella de Jesus Recites Poem on Gentrification

While you might recognize her for her role as inmate Zirconia on Orange is the New Black, what you might not know is that Daniella de Jesus is also a poet.

The actress, who has been starring on the Netflix series since 2016, recently recited a personal poem about her own experience growing up in Bushwick, New York, and witnessing the gentrification of her hometown. 

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“We played baseball in open lots. A tiny piece of broken land. A small square of grass. The only green we had was jacked and sold,” de Jesus passionately says.

Catch the entire poem in our exclusive video above!