Charlotte “Sista C” Ferrell draws upon 20 years of international experience as a Health Educator, Registered Dietitian and writer to create engaging courses, retreats, events and movies. She passionately uses her creative arts skills to promote healthy lifestyles, support people in recovery and encourage optimum health inter-generationally. Along with providing traditional medical diet therapy, she introduces people to such complimentary health concepts as mindfulness, guided visioning, and health writing. During her 14 years as consultant for US VETS in Inglewood, CA, she has used food demonstrations, classes, poetry writing and and events to promote healthy behaviors. As a national Food Safety Manager course administrator, she uses improv, “reader’s theater” and videos to help people with low literacy levels understand complex concepts and pass certification exams. She collaborates with community and faith organizations to host poetry writing and peace art events for children and adults, especially during the ‘Season of Non-Violence’ and International Peace Days. She has been invited to do poetry performances and conduct workshops at correctional and convalescent facilities, worksites and festivals. Charlotte is an award-winning instructor, poet and filmmaker:
• 2016 Honors Graduate, Digital Cinema and Video Production, Art Institute of CA-Hollywood
• July, 2016, Los Angeles CineFest, Semi-Finalist, narrative short film, “Sisters out of the Box”.
• 2015 Faculty of the Year (Humanities and Science) University of Phoenix, So Cal Campuses
• “Revive & Reverb” Poetry Tribute written and presented at the opening of the Harlem Renaissance West Artists installation at the African America Museum, Macy’s, Los Angeles
• 2014 International Festival of Film and Cinematic Arts (IFFCA), Laurel for, “One Score and 17 Nights”.
• 2012 “Ambassadors of Peace and Love”, Children’s Spoken Word, Poetry month event, CPUMC
Charlotte "Sista C" Ferrell’s work has been recognized by Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs (2001-2), Who’s Who of Distinguished Alumni (2015-16), and published in the Poetry Hall of Fame, Sparrowgrass Publishing, SoulVisions Anthology: “Deep River Rhythms”, The Kansas City Star, the Toronto Globe and Mail, L.A. City News, and the National Library of Poetry. During 2015 she given a “Faculty of the Year” award by the College of Humanities and Science at University of Phoenix (SoCal), and in 2016, she was presented with Certificates of Recognition as a creative artist from the Mayor of Los Angeles, and the Mayor of Redondo Beach.