Jessica L. Crenshaw, CW.
Artist. Leader. Businesswoman.
Building the "Write" Foundation
As plainly as I can say it, writing saved my life. At age 9 & because of self-esteem issues, I was faced with the choice to either hurt myself, hurt someone else, or start writing. I thank God everyday that I chose to start writing. From age 9 to 18, little did I know that poetry would become my passion. In 2005, I accepted my calling as a poet after my best friend told me that a poem I recited kept him from committing suicide. It was at that moment that I realized the power of words. From the past I knew all to well that words could hurt, but I wanted my words to help & heal people.
The Passionate Professional Poet
As I grew in my writing, my love for poetry & helping people turned into a business. With that love, I've published 6 books, became the President of the Spartan City Poetry Club & a Professional Trainer/Speaker, & helped other poets discover their artistic voice. Through poetry, I've found my calling & my purpose. My life's mission is to use my Bachelor's Degree from Hendrix College, my passion for helping people develop, & my writing & communications skills to help others find their calling & purpose in life. Whether it's art, leadership, business, or a motivational word, I truly want to help people get to the next level.
1. Host of IHeartRadio & Spotify Podcast Poetry Worldwide
2. 2018 Selected as a Spillit Memphis Poet/Storyteller All-Star
3. 2017 The New Tri-State Defender: Women of Excellence Honoree
4. Featured Poet: Belhaven University World Literature Courses
5. Featured Artist: Connecting Memphis
6. No Filter, Just Art: Artist of the Month
7. "Drop the Mic" Poetry Competition Finalist: National Civil Rights Museum
1. Author of 6 Poetry books
2. Positive book reviews from former President Barack Obama, the late Maya Angelou, & Civil Rights Activist & Professor Nikki Giovanni
3. National & International sales from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Books-A-Million
4. New Author Honoree: 2015 Memphis Bookstock Festival
5. Published Author Alumni Induction-Class of 2015: Memphis Bookstock Festival
1. Adult Learning Theories, Effective Communication, Curriculum Development, & Classroom Management Certifications
2. Corporate Trainer & Recruiter: TruGreen & Hunter Fan Company
3. Communications Consultant: Tarik Black Foundation
4. Memphis Artist Resource Representative: ArtsMemphis
5. West Tennessee Writers Resource Representative: Humanities Tennessee
6. Literary Workshop Leader: Memphis Public Library