Caroline Inspires Bennett is truly the embodiment of a #FreeBlackGirlRising! Her poetic narration and soulful voice have proven to bridge gaps while simultaneously leading you to be challenged, convicted, celebrated, and charged to change!
As a native of North Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ms. Caroline Inspires, often tells people, “my environment was not an excuse to quit but rather it was a reason to keep going!” Ms. Caroline Inspires is a two-time loan and debt-free first-generation college and master’s degree school graduate. Having received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master’s degree in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality studies from The Ohio State University, she has been intentional about her work inside and outside of academic spaces. Her work is rooted in the community, driven by love, and sustained by faith, creativity and purpose.
Ms. Caroline Inspires prides herself in advocating for those who come from communities that mirror the one she grew up in. As early as Ms. Caroline Inspires can remember, she has always wanted to travel the world using her voice for change-- and that she does as a multi-disciplinary artist-- a true storyteller, poet, and singer she truly
inspires the world.
Ms. Caroline Inspires has blazed the stages of correctional institutions, educational institutions, award shows, festivals, concerts, and even TV screens for commercials. She has opened for Grammy Award Winning Artists Eric Roberson and participated in the showcase by Grammy Award Nominated Artists, The Hamiltones. Ms. Caroline Inspires has a melodic gift that spans geographic locations and generations of music. Ms. Caroline Inspires has also performed for the legendary Ashford & Simpson Sugar Bar. Her diverse stage performances also include TEDx King Lincoln Bronzeville, The Historic Lincoln Theatre’s Backstage at the Lincoln as an Incubator Graduate and Feature, Rice University, Hamilton College, Harmony Project Prayer for Humanity, Huntington Bank Black History Program, NAMI-Greater Cleveland, Greater Columbus Arts Council 2018, Columbus Gospel Fest and Summer 614 Concert (featuring Big Daddy Kane, Da Brat & Musiq Soulchild). With multiple appearances on Good Day Columbus, you can even find Ms. Caroline Inspires on a TV screen in commercials such as #SpreadLoveNotCOVID Campaign and “Life Is Better With You Here,” a statewide campaign with the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation.
A true gift, Ms. Caroline Inspires is a sought-after artist where even during a pandemic she has been able to use her gift to inspire the masses. Ms. Inspires was able to share her light during a pandemic performing with Can’t Stop CBUS “Curbside Concert Series” and the Columbus Association of Performing Arts (CAPA)’s “Apart Together Concert Series.”
I was blown away with her humbleness and yet bold delivery! She speaks from an authentic place and as a speaker is hard to find people that are walking their own talk. Caroline is a transformational speaker! When you experience Caroline’s work you will forever be transformed! Caroline was the real deal and the girls did not want to leave the event even after it was over! Caroline thank you for your story, thank you for your work!
— Maylin Sambois, Co-Founder and Director of Development of Femergy, Femergy