Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based writer and performer of spoken word poetry, theater, creative nonfiction, and journalism. She was a member of the 2010 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team, which placed second at Poetry Slam Incorporated’s National Poetry Slam 2010. She has competed, performed, and led workshops at poetry venues, theaters, colleges, universities, and schools around the United States for more than a decade. Caroline is a member of the Intangible Collective, and was both a member of and director for The Excelano Project, a nationally-acclaimed spoken word poetry organization at the University of Pennsylvania. She was the 2004 and 2006 UPenn Grand Slam Champion, is a five-time College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational finalist, and coached the UPenn slam team to CUPSI championships in 2007 and 2009. Upon graduating in 2006, Caroline was honored for her work with an event in her name at the Kelly Writer’s House called “The Caroline Rothstein Annual Oral Poetry Event.”
A longtime activist in eating disorder recovery, she hosts the widely viewed video-blog “Body Empowerment,” sharing her own recovery story as a means to promote positive body image worldwide. Since 2000, she has served as a Resource Person for the National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Her new one-woman play “faith” about her experience with and recovery from an eating disorder is part of Culture Project’s Women Center Stage 2012 Festival in New York City. As a poet and journalist, Caroline has been published in various literary journals, anthologies, and publications, also self-publishing three books of poetry: After Leo Tolstoy (2011), This Book Wrote Itself (2009), and What I Learned in College (2006). She has a B.A. in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her performance schedule, “Body Empowerment” series, and more can be found atwww.carolinerothstein.com.
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