Pamela D.C. Junior was 15 years old when a teacher at Jim Hill High School approached her and said, "You need to use this voice of yours." At the time, Junior felt too shy to display her talent.
When she was in her early 40s, Junior began to combine her talent for spoken word and her desire to help others through her work as a motivational speaker and the manager of the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center in downtown Jackson. "I think that it is God-given, this talent that I have,"
A victim of psychological and physical domestic abuse, Junior says she talks about diversity and self-awareness in her works, as well as historical issues including the African American diaspora.
Junior's goal to help women become more confident and empowered makes her a perfect choice to perform spoken word at this year's JFP Chick Ball.