Carlene was born and raised in the Boston area and has been writing since she was young in the comfort of her own home. She is a Christian spoken word artist and at the age of seventeen she took her writing to the stage. Carlene is a soft spoken and passionate spoken word artist who uses her writing as a way to express her deepest feelings and thoughts. Carlene chose the stage name “Chosen.” as a stage name, which was inspired by 1 Peter 2:9. She strongly believes in coming forth and using what you have to glorify God and being confident in being unique, peculiar, and different. She has used her gift of poetry in and out of state, performing at various functions alongside some dynamic speakers. She was featured on the production of “An Inside Job” produced at Leominster TV with other poets, together forming the group Compassionate Poets. Compassionate Poets traveled to various facilities (detox centers for adults and youths) speaking a message of hope and resiliency.