Carmen Mojica


Carmen Mojica is a 24 year old woman born and raised in the Bronx. She is a poet, writer, workshop facilitator, model, and pursuing doula certification by the end of 2010. She is a graduate from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has her bachelor's degree in Black Studies and Television/Radio Productions.

She published her first literary work, a poetry chapbook entitled "I Loved You Once," in 2009. In October 2009, she then went on to self-publish her latest work called 'Hija De Mi Madre' (My Mother's Daughter), which is a combination of memoirs, poems and research material that not only explain the effects of race on identity from an academic standpoint but also shares her life as a living example. She has been part of the spoken word scene since 2005, competing twice with the New Paltz Slam Team; once as an alternate and once as coach for the team.

Carmen facilitates a series of 7 writing workshops called, "From the Inside Out" that focus on self-reflection and introspection. She covers topics such as personal power and will, the muse in our creative lives, ourselves and our relationships and self-evaluation. Carmen is currently pursuing doula certification through a fellowship program with Hudson Perinatal Consortium and will be certified by the end of 2010. She is also a student of herbalism, holistic health & wellness, and dance. She is dabbling in the healing arts and has an interest in pursuing future certifications to enhance her passion to help others heal through writing, counseling and energy work.