Jamese Basken, artistically known as Grace, is a spoken word artist and founder of the Grace Project. Grace began writing poetry at the tender age of 13. She used writing to escape the traumatic experiences she faced in her childhood. However, as she got older God began to reveal to her that her poetry was not just for her but would be a vessel for Him and her poetry would be used to show people that their situation does not determine their destination. Grace started performing at 21 and from there she has used her platform to continue to be an asset to hurting young women and men.