Jemela manifests her soul expressions as a creative writer, producer, actor, singer, poet, and playwright.
She is also a Reiki and Craniosacral practitioner, end-of-life caregiver, and a lifetime advocate and practitioner of Complimentary Alternative Medicine.
Her diverse background also includes public and media relations, feature film script writing, and stage and video production. She studied film and video production at Laney College in Oakland, California. During her time living in the San Francisco Bay area, she was actively involved in stage performances at the Berkeley Black Repertory, and the Julian, and Buriel Clay theaters.
She later moved to Los Angeles and engaged in production management work on projects including: Small Fish Big Dreamer, a full-length Caribbean play written by Wilber Oliver, I Am That I Am: Woman Black, a one-woman show written and produced by Adilah Barnes Productions, Broad Definitions, a concert showcasing spoken word, visual art, performance art, and voice, and, Tongues and Words, a spoken word presentation.
Her poetry appears in various anthologies such as 7th Son Press, Baltimore, MD; Earthwords, publisher Satya/Silkitwa, Orcutt, CA; River Crossing, International Black Writers and Artists, Inc., Los Angeles, CA; and Swords Into Ploughshares: a HOMEFRONT, Vietnam Generation, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
The recording studio is another domain where Jemela has done vocals for Bluenote/United Artist Records, Studio “K” Productions, and Pogo Records. Her spoken word work can be heard on Gynomite: Fearless Feminist Porn, Soul Retrieval, OmiVibe Productions and Fivefeetnine Productions.
Plays she has written include Making A’s and B’s Instead of Babies, and Friends and Mothers. She recently completed a script for a feature-length film, Floater the Man In Blue, which is in pre-production.
Jemela is also the author of Reclaiming Heaven, an Inspirational Journey through Poetry, Essays, Short stories, and Meditations and God’s Wisdom conveyed by the Infinite Spirit of God. She owns and operates Fivefeetnine Productions, and resides in New Rochelle, New York.