“OVERALL, CARLENE’S PERFORMANCE MEETS EXPECTATIONS…SHE IS AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW...”
– SOUTHBAY COMMUNITY SERVICES
Carlene, also known by her stage name CHOSEN., is a dynamic poet, transparent writer, published author, motivational speaker, singer, and an all around creative. Whether it be sharing her passion with the world through her songs and poetry, sharing a piece of her heart through group facilitation, or working as a mentor to writers and entrepreneurs, she aims to uplift and inspire. Carlene uses her voice and her platforms to fight the negative stigma around mental illness and support mental and spiritual health.
Carlene has ample experience facilitating groups such as: Creative Writing, Empowerment, DBT Skills, Awareness, Communications, Transition and Women’s Group. She also has ample experience coordinating and hosting events.
She founded PhenomenallyCHOSEN. in 2016 which is a faith based platform that encourages transparency, a Christ like love, creativity, and authenticity. With this platform she has created and hosted many community events such as: Youth Empowerment (Uplift, Encourage, Inspire), Falling Into Your Purpose: Mothers Matter Too!, Ladies Day: Women Joining Together, and virtual open mic events.
In 2017, she published her first book, What is Love? The Mysteries of the Heart. In this book filled with her moving collection of poems, she acknowledges that the search for pure love is not easy, but it can be the most rewarding choice you have ever made. If you enjoy her book you will also enjoy her writings featured on prominent blog sites such as: Brain Arts Org, Empower Her Blog, Healing Home: Childbirth Redeemed, BecomeLess.net: Being Single Taught Me, and Undeniably God Ministries. Her writings can also be found in the Boston Compass which is a notable newspaper distributed monthly to over 300 communities spaces across the Greater Boston area.
Carlene has been writing since a young age and performing spoken word poetry for nearly 10 years. She shares her heart warming poetry in and out of Massachusetts, in a variety of settings. She has worked with notable companies, organizations, and platforms such as: Beautiful Minds Entertainment, Innate Muse, 3rd Eye Unlimited, and MyWell Inc. Her work was published in the Literary and Visual Art Journal, Broken Ink. Most importantly, Carlene is a mother to a beautiful princess.
Spoken Word Poetry