I am the daughter of Daphne who is the daughter of Lenora who is the daughter of Elnora. To know them is to know that I am the daughter of survivors, created to expound upon a legacy of awe-inspiring strength, fierce integrity, and unbreakable community. I make art and share it as an act of defiance and revolution.
More about the ways my joyful and intentional defiance have manifested can be read below.
Thank you for your desire to learn a little more about me! I am Charence Higgins, a multi-hyphenate performing artist from Madison, MS. I've been blessed to share my talents as an actor, singer, songwriter, poet, model, dancer, event host, director, and motivational speaker. In April 2016, I received two bachelor's degrees: one in Psychology and the other in Theatre from my HBCU Jackson State University (where I'm proud to say I graduated Summa Cum Laude *insert praise hands emoji*). A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. , I pride myself not only in my artistic talents but in my lifelong commitment to serving my community. In acknowledgement of this commitment, Portico Magazine recognized me as one of the "Top 25 Students Who Will Change the World," and with every passing day I strive to do just that. Throughout my undergraduate years, I showcased my talent in several pageants (winning some titles along the way) and in 2015, I was elected by my peers to become Miss Jackson State University. After graduating from JSU, I spent a short stint teaching elementary school in Jackson, MS then relocated to the East Coast to pursue acting in a new market. While there I performed in several historical roles at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History and National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC as a part of the institute's History Alive! interactive theatre. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to perform in theatrical productions across Mississippi, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and at the University of Illinois where I am currently enrolled in the MFA Acting program. In addition to acting, I have also served as a host for Mississippi Fashion Week, JSUtv, "Cups of Convo" talk show, the weekly fashion update from "Katie Robert Love + Story," and most recently the 2021 Awards Ceremony for SETC (Southeastern Theatre Conference). As it pertains to my speeches and performances, it has been quoted that “Her mouth speaks from that which fills her heart.” What fills my heart? All the good stuff. Thank you again for being here. I hope we can stay in touch. Visit my Contact page and share a message with me!