C.C. Carter
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C.C. Carter


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"Blacklines Magazine"

“C.C. Carter had them cheering for more during her recent standing (ovation) room only performance
…once again wowing the crowd.”
Cover Story
Blacklines Magazine - Windy City Times

"Windy City Times"

"C. C. Carter started about women and their
body sizes.
she shattered stereotypes
and we witness

her self-esteem grow and her character come to terms with her new body image and what it means to be a woman. She was funny, perfectly timed, and as always, a treat to watch."
- Tracy Baim

"Book Review"

Carter's poetry comes to us in the midst of chaos to give us self-styled home truths and juicy secrets .

Cheryl Clarke, Director of Diverse Community Affairs and Lesbian-Gay Concerns, Rutgers-New Brunswick

- Cheryl Clarke

"Performance Review"

umph/Ms.Carter is serving poetry that you can taste!
and have you ever seen her perform "Hips" ("Herstory of My Hips")?
It's a Legendary experience.....

Sharon Bridgforth
Lambda Award winning author of
“the bull -jean stories
- sharon bridgforth

"Book Review"

" In Body Language, C. C . Carter gives voice to her layered truths of being femme, lesbian, black and Latin in a society that sees her and thinks straight and African American. From her Dominican roots ( and all the complex history that goes with it), C.C. unfold her girlhood attempts at assimilation and her adult acceptance of the power of her sexuality and her body's gifts. Body Language portrays C.C.'s voyage to womanhood, and she proves to be the best translator for the trip. .

Lisa C. Moore, editor of Does Your Mama Know",
An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories
- RedBone Press

"Performance Review"

" A celebration of the physical nature of language. The poems in Body Language bend to the heat of C. C.'s voice, Wrapping themselves into songs of desire and self l love that make you want to shout "yes yes yes yes yes!" with each reading. Emotional, erotic and ecstatic, her words inspire us to say true to our sexiest selves, and to share our joy with the woman we grow with, cry with and love with, again and again and again .

Cin Salach,
award winning playwright of "Undone"
- Cin Salach

"Press Review"

C.C. Carter, a seasoned Chicago slammer, brought the house down with, “The Herstory of My Hips”, a diva inspired ode to big-bottomed girls everywhere.

Wendy Johnson
The Washington Blade - Washington Blade


Body Language published by Kings
Crossing Publishing

C.C. Carter presents Ear Candy
C.C. Carter Live
produced by C.C. Carter Enterprises

popular singles include Strut and The Herstory of My Hips



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 performing in front of thousands of women at the Michigan Women’s Music Festival and National Women’s Music Festival.

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.

In 2002 she was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for best lesbian poetry and 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 colleges and universities. She's a triple threat that speaks across a myriad of demographics and diversities.

She has quickly become a favorite act to book for – Black History Month, Women's History Month, National Poetry Month, Pride and LGBTQ events.

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 is the person to book for your next event, conference or party.

umph/Ms.Carter is serving poetry that you can taste!
and have you ever seen her perform "Hips" ("Herstory of My Hips")?
It's a Legendary experience.....
Sharon Bridgforth
Lambda Award winning author of
“the bull -jean stories"