“If at least one person is touched by my work my mission is accomplished.” – Carlene
Carlene who is also known as “Chosen.” is a Christian spoken word artist, the founder of PhenomenallyCHOSEN., an author, a singer, a faith based blogger, and a liturgical dancer in her church’s dance ministry Ushers Of Praise. She was born and raised in the Boston area and has been writing since she was young in the comfort of her own home. At the age of seventeen she took it to the stage. Carlene is a soft spoken, passionate and creative writer who uses her writing as a way to express her deepest feelings and thoughts. Since her early years, Carlene has found enjoyment by liturgically dancing and finding her singing voice within her home church.
Carlene chose the name Chosen. as a stage name and later it became a way of life. She believes that for every circumstance or situation one may be in they were chosen to be in it. She strongly believes in coming forth and using what you have to glorify God and being confident in being unique, peculiar, and different.
Carlene has a bachelors degree in Psychology. After graduating, she has worked in the human service field, gaining experience working with youth in the Department of Youth Services, working with the substance abuse population, and she served as a diligent worker in psychiatric rehabilitation. She has ample experience facilitating groups focused on creative writing. Carlene is currently working with the mental health population and pursuing her masters degree in Social Work.
In October 14, 2016, PhenomenallyCHOSEN. came into fruition. Founded by Carlene this serves as a platform for willing hearts and minds to share their testimony on how Christ delivered them and changed their ugly situation into something beautiful. In 2017 Carlene published her first chapbook, “What is Love? Mysterious of the Heart.” In this moving collection of poems, Carlene McNair opens up about her struggle to find relationships that satisfied her both emotionally and spiritually. She acknowledges that the search for pure love is not easy, but it can be the most rewarding choice you have ever made. God is present in every poem and in every moment of McNair’s life. Her work is intimate, raw, powerful, and joyful. Her book can be purchased here.