Céshia Elmore

Unstoppable Voters Fellow 2022

Céshia Elmore.
Alex Webster Photo.
Céshia as captured by Ria G.

Céshia Elmore is a Creative, Educator, and Community Organizer based in her hometown of Philadelphia. Céshia has been a professional educator for 13 years, specifically for Special Needs, and recently decided to align professionally with the work that affirms her as a Black, Queer Woman. She began her Organizing work with New Voices for Reproductive Justice as a Lead Organizer for the #SayHerName March for Justice to honor Dominique “Remmie” Fells, Breonna Taylor, and other black and brown women, femmes, girls and folx who suffered from violence. Since then, she has mobilized for abortion rights, developed a teach-in series about Black Maternal Health and helped launched the #SAYHERNAME Justice Fund for her work with New Voices for Reproductive Justice. 

Céshia is better known as Queen Phierce, International Poet and Curator of Dope Spaces. #4P, People Poetry Potluck and Prose (since 2010) is an intimate gathering  for poets, singers and lovers of the art. #TripleCSocial- Cocktails, Coloring, and Conversation. She also creates platforms that celebrate, elevate, motivate, and educate Black Women and Folx. She has hosted internet radio show The Queen Network to give Black Womxn their shine, webcast Queen Phierce Has Spoken to amplify the voices and work of Black Women, and most recently launched a podcast, Processing Out Loud, a personal, external reflection of personal and current events. All of these platforms are designed to empower and elevate black women. 

“QP” has used her art and influence to educate and empower Black Women as far as her voice and words can be heard. She is known for her captivating and provocative poetry, hosting open mics across the Philadelphia Metropolitan area, creating safe and open spaces for people and artists of diverse backgrounds. 

New Voices for Reproductive Justice is dedicated to transforming society for the holistic health and wellbeing of Black women, girls and gender expansive people, nationally and in Pennsylvania and Ohio. We help dismantle patriarchal anti-Blackness using the tools community organizing, leadership development, and voter engagement. Our vision is to achieve the complete health and well-being of Black women, girls, and gender expansive people.

On being an Unstoppable Voters Fellow

Artistic Activism is a grand opportunity to incorporate art and civic engagement. I am honored to be a fellow and excited to witness what we all create.

– Céshia Elmore, Community Organizer, New Voices for Reproductive Justice