Author Spotlight – Monica Leak

With a B.S. from Appalachian State in Communication Disorders, M.A. In Speech-Language Pathology from South Carolina State University, Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University and Master of Divinity from John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Monica Leak uses the power of information to reach others through creative content.

Monica’s works include Faith of our Founders 100 Daily Devotionals to Inspire, Encourage and Propel the Finer Woman and Purpose Pushers: The Journey of Discovering and Walking in Your Life’s Purpose. She contributed to the following Lenten devotionals: The Road to Calvary Surviving a Season of Suffering, A Journey to Easter A 2020 Lenten Devotional Compiled by the North American Baptist Fellowship, and Resipiscence: A Lenten Devotional for Dismantling White Supremacy (2018, 2019, 2020 editions). She published her first poetry collection, No More Hashtags: Remembrance and Reflections in 2018 followed by No More Hashtags: Who You Calling? in 2019. You can learn more about Monica by following MLeakPoetry on all social media platforms (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter).

About Her Book – Passing On

Poetry? Seriously? Who reads poetry these days, right? With so much happening in our world with political and racial unrest, economic downturn, high unemployment, and a full-blown pandemic, why read poetry? 

We read poetry because it gives us a frame for the events happening in our world and times. Words paint pictures. Words create our world. This collection of poetry is designed to bring awareness to stories of marginalized, criminalized, and brutalized women of color that deserve more than a thirty-second sound bite on local or national news. 

As you read, I challenge you to identify ways in which they can live out the words of the prophet Micah who said, “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8 NKJV)?

Let your hearts not be weary in the work of justice but empowered with the strength of the sSpirit to be the change and hearts opened to receive God’s everlasting mercy. 

Monica Leak

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