Voted one of Go Magazine’s 100 Women We Love 2015, audiences go into a frenzy when C.C. Carter “Struts” her full-figured body across the stage, scatting hip-hop and spoken word that boast of her voluptuousness. Her raw and piercing poetry has landed her National Slam titles including the 5th Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Competition and the Behind Our Mask 1st Annual Slam.
She is a favorite at music festivals and women’s spaces everywhere. The multicultural Wordstress fuses her craft of poetry with the harsh realities of Living Large in a Shrinking America – the title of her nationally acclaimed one- woman show. This show is a favorite for Love Your Body and Pre-Vday events on college and university campuses.
Her poetry has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for best lesbian poetry and she was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame for Arts and Entertainment. Women’s Studies Departments, African American and LGBTQ student unions often collaborate to bring her to their colleges and universities. She’s a triple threat that speaks across a myriad of demographics and diversities
Whether performing or emceeing in front of thousands, doing informal readings at book stores, conducting master classes on performance poetry or giving lectures on the “isms” faced by a multicultural, lesbian, full figured femme spoken word artist, C.C. Carter delivers a profound performance every time.
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