Project Description

jessica Care moore

Moore is CEO of Moore Black Press, Executive Producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation.  An internationally renowned poet, playwright, performance artist and producer, she is the 2013 Alain Locke Award Recipient from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Moore first came to national prominence when she won on the legendary “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” competition a record breaking five times in a row.


Women empowerment
Corporate storytelling & how artists shifted to survive the pandemic
Poetry as radical teaching agent for inclusion
We want our bodies back – art & social justice
Mothering during a time of war

I do what I do because I love my community, my people, and I walk on the strong shoulders of poets & activists who came before me. I walk in the footsteps of a great legacy. Poetry is a healing balm for humanity ― jessica Care moore

My body was never an issue for me until I realized other people were looking at it.
― jessica Care moore, We Want Our Bodies Back: Poems

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