Multifaceted artist, actress, and educator, Chantel Massey is most commonly known for her poetry writing and riveting performances. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Wooster, Massey went on to teach in inner-city schools in Indianapolis and continued to pursue her dream in the arts.
Massey is an Indianapolis, Indiana native who has performed across various local platforms. In 2015, Massey played as Dorothy in Wizar of Odd written by dynamic poet Gabrielle Patterson and was a part of other local plays. She was also a part of Act Out, an IUPUI social justice acting organization, which trains and informs businesses, schools, and organizations in diversity and social justice in 2016. Massey participated in the Social Justice Leadership Camp affiliated with Indianapolis’ Peace Learning Center. She later became a Peace Learning Center youth development facilitator through the Immigrant and Refugee Service Corps being trained in restorative Justice as well as received training in social emotional learning. Currently she teaches at an all-girl middle school, where she encourages students independently critique ideas, self-advocate, work hard, and remember there is nothing that they cannot do.
Massey is a passionate writer and poet who loves to play with imagery exploring human rights, womanhood, sexuality, religion, spirituality, and more. She wishes to inspire others through the social experience and storytelling to think better and higher about themselves and each other through self-expression. Her first book Bursting at the Seams will do this and more.