Jessica L. Crenshaw, CW.

 International Poet, Author, Consultant, Speaker

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.
  • Rapper Playa Fly
    Rapper Playa Fly
  • Tito Jackson, Jackson 5
    Tito Jackson, Jackson 5
  • NBA Star Tarik Black
    NBA Star Tarik Black
  • Best Selling Author Shelia Bell
    Best Selling Author Shelia Bell
  • My Baby Sister's Wedding
    My Baby Sister's Wedding
  • My Uncle Larry Dodson, Sr., The Bay-Kays
    My Uncle Larry Dodson, Sr., The Bay-Kays
  • Fellow Author/Actor Mel Jackson 
(Soul Food, Living Single)
    Fellow Author/Actor Mel Jackson (Soul Food, Living Single)
 
Notable Achievements:

-Poetry:
1. 2017 The New Tri-State Defender: Women of Excellence Honoree
2. Featured Poet: Belhaven University World Literature Courses
3. Featured Artist: Connecting Memphis
4. "Drop the Mic" Poetry Competition Finalist: National Civil Rights Museum


-Author:
1. Positive book reviews from former President Barack Obama, the late Maya Angelou, & Civil Rights Activist & Professor     Nikki Giovanni
2. National & International sales from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Books-A-Million
3. New Author Honoree: 2015 Memphis Bookstock Festival
4. Published Author Alumni Induction-Class of 2015: Memphis Bookstock Festival

-Consultant/Trainer/Speaker:
1. Corporate Trainer & Recruiter: TruGreen & Hunter Fan Company
2. Communications Consultant: Tarik Black Foundation
3. Memphis Artist Resource Representative: ArtsMemphis
4. West Tennessee Writers Resource Representative: Humanities Tennessee
5. Literary Workshop Leader: Memphis Public Library