Cherise "Reese" Charleswell
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Cherise "Reese" Charleswell is a dynamic, ECLECTIC, self -and- internationally published author, poet/spoken word artist, entrepreneur, activist, bookworm, fashionista, penny-pincher, accessories designer, music lover, and sista-friend, who has been described as the "Mad Scientist", due to her varied interests and passions. She is of West Indian descent, with heritage from numerous Caribbean islands, such as St Thomas, St John, Puerto Rico, Tortola, St Kitts, and Anguilla.

In May 2011 Cherise released her first book project, Real Talk TIPS: Laugh-Out-Loud Pointers & Suggestions For The Morally Challenged, Socially Inept, & Those Who Love Them.

Cherise has also been a fixture in the historic Leimert Park district of Los Angeles, where she stepped in as a producer for the weekly venue Poets Jazz House; which she produced as a member of Liquid Whine Entertainment. The venue was an open mic, literary workshop, and showcase. Cherise is also the Executive Producer of the erotic poetry showcase "The Oralgasm".

Despite her love for the arts, Cherise actually has an educational background in the fields of the biological sciences and anthropology, with degrees from California State University Northridge, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health. She has held administrative and management positions in the health and pharmaceutical industries, working as an Office Manger, Grants Contract Manager, Pharmaceutical Sales & Marketing Administrator, and Clinical Research Administrative Coordinator. She has a commitment to health awareness and has the belief that that quality of health can be improved by a holistic, social, as well as medical and scientific approaches to well-being.

Cherise is cCurrently working on the following book projects: 1. The Link Between Food, Culture, & Health Disparities in The African Diaspora (always looking for interviews with those with expertise in nutrition, medicine, health, biological sciences, history, anthropology, sociology, public health, policy.)

2. Walking In The Feminine: A Stepping Into Our Shoes Anthology. The call for submissions is now open:http://walkinginthefeminine.wix.com/walkinginthefeminine#!callforsubmissions/cihc.

You can contact Ms. Charleswell via e-mail at eclecticlifediva@yahoo.com or by sending an e-mail to TimBookTu and it will be forwarded.


Works on TimBookTu by Cherise "Reese" Charleswell

Poetry

Affirmations Of A Black Woman
American Terrorism
Big Mama Is Calling
Statements To Stimulate
Texture
Transgenerational Trauma


Essays

Melanin Extraction - The Skin Bleaching Epidemic
Militant Hair: How Afro-Textured Hair in Itís Natural State Is Viewed As A Socio-Political Statement
The Afro & American Discomfort
Spider Webs: Intersectionality & My Transnational Identity
The Minority Myth & Its Effects On The Black Psyche



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