Telishia Berry is the author of the Christian fiction novel, The Baptist Junkie. and the publisher of Courageous Woman Magazine, an inspirational online publication that highlights the accomplishments of extraordinary women. She is also the founder of WRITE Chicks, an organization that unites African American Authors and playwrights that promote HIV/AIDS Awareness.
As a playwright, Telishia has numerous stage productions to her credit including gospel musical play “Wake Up”, which starred Carl Payne Jr. known for his role as “Cole” on the TV show, Martin, gospel music artists Deitrick and Damita Haddon, and the late Ron Banks of the R& B group the Dramatics. Telishia also wrote the follow up production, “Wake Up 2” which starred gospel artist, Antwaun Stanley and American Idol finalist, Lakisha Jones. ” The shows earned her a “Woman of the Year” Award from Just for Her Magazine, and a Resolution Award from the City of Flint, Michigan. Telishia also wrote the comedy musical play, “Hair Weave.” The cast included several comedians, including Mike Epps, Zooman, and Foolish.
Telishia began acting and performing as a child and has performed and traveled around the country with musical productions. That love for the arts also influenced her children. After teaching drama and starting a youth drama troop her son, Kendre’ that got the acting bug and wanted to pursue it as a career. At age 11 Kendre’ placed in the top 5 out of 10,000 kids in Nickelodeon’s search for the “Funniest Kid in America” competition. Shortly after, the family moved to California. Within two weeks Kendre’ landed a role on a TV show and she became a stage mom. Kendre’ has played in several movies, TV shows, and is best known for his role as “Jabari” on the hit TV show “Girlfriends.”
Telishia is now preparing to produce two films.