CAROLINE ROTHSTEIN writer | performer | advocate
Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based writer, performer, and eating disorder recovery advocate, who specializes in spoken word poetry, theater, creative nonfiction, journalism, and performance art. She has performed and facilitated workshops at poetry venues, theaters, colleges, universities, schools, and organizations around the United States for more than a decade. A longtime activist in eating disorder recovery, she hosts the widely viewed YouTube video-blog “Body Empowerment,” sharing her own recovery story as a means to promote positive body image worldwide. She currently sits as President of the Board of Directors for the NORMAL nonprofit organization. Her award-winning one-woman play “faith” about her experience with and recovery from an eating disorder debuted as part of the Culture Project’s Women Center Stage 2012 Festival, and received Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show in the 2012 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.
Caroline was a member of the 2010 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team, which placed second at Poetry Slam Incorporated’s National Poetry Slam 2010. As journalist and poet, Caroline’s work has appeared in The Huffington Post, xoJane, Big Think, and Narratively amongst other publications, literary journals, and anthologies, and she has self-published three books of poetry. A former 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, a five-time College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational finalist, and helped coach 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.” 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.
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