Jamesha “Joi Miner” Henderson is a self-published, award-winning Performance Poet who has been performing nationally for over a decade. She has three collections of poetry, Graffitied Gypsy, Fun House Mirrors, and Socioanthropologicfeminisms under her belt. She has also released two spoken word CDs, Graffitied Gypsy, the CD, and Esoteric. She is an Activist Poet and Public Speaker who combats domestic abuse and sexual assault through her art and the facilitation of workshops instructing expression as a form of recovery.
She has been presented several awards for her art and activism including the Vagina Warrior Award from the University of South Alabama. She has also won slam competitions at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, Al, and the Green Mill, Chicago, Il. Now embarking on a new journey in her writing career, she plans to branch out into the fiction market in the near future with the release of her debut novel, Vices, in Summer 2012 as a cooperative effort with Shani Greene-Dowdell and Nayberry Publications.