BLOOM BODIES is an organization founded in 2017 by Candace Jackson, a Detroit poet and educator. After working in several non-profits and schools throughout Detroit, she realized the need for greater access to resources and supportive/inclusive spaces in the community. With the help of a dedicated team of Detroit natives and supporters, BLOOM BODIES provides events and services that make resources for higher education, professional development, literary arts, and publishing more relatable and accessible to our communities. Our mission is to empower one another to break cycles that negatively impact our community through educational programming, community events and publishing. BLOOM BODIES provides a space to bloom as we unite against the injustices that impact our communities and empower one another to own our stories.

If you are interested in having your writing published by BLOOM BODIES, please email us at or by clicking on the “contact” tab above. You can check out our first published book, titled “Waiting on God”, by clicking the “store” tab above.