Denise Jolly is as a Writer, Performer and Artist Educator. She is the creator of the Be Beautiful Project, former Executive Director of Seattle Youth Speaks, and Vice President of Stronghold Productions. Denise’s work stands at the intersection of gender, class, sexuality, and body.
She has taught and performed at colleges, universities, community centers, public and private schools all over the United States, Canada and part of Europe. Working with student populations in elementary through college and beyond. She likes doing great things with amazing people and being moved by art, community and how the two work together.
“The way Denise Jolly performs has the potential to change the way we all do it.”
— Andrea Gibson, Poet, Performer, Activist
“Hearing Denise Jolly will open your heart, open your mind , and change your life forever.”
— Dr. Melba Beals, Civil Rights Heroine, Member of the Little Rock Nine