It is always good to see flowers spring up from the density of the forest. Tracey Michae’l Lewis is the newest flower on the forest floor. It will be wonderful to watch her grow. – Nikki Giovanni, Legendary poet and professor at Virginia Tech University
As a writer, educator, and publisher, Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts offers those who hear her speak and read her work an authentic experience; an opportunity to explore the intersection of identity (race, class, and culture) and faith/spirituality at the deepest levels. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Kentucky, an M.B.A. in Marketing from Montclair State University in New Jersey, and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Fairleigh-Dickinson University. She is a professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia.
As a writer, Tracey has published two award-winning poetry collections and is the author of seven additional books, including The Integrated Church: Strategies for Multicultural Ministry (Beacon Hill), her novel The Search for Susu, and a collection of essays and stories, Diaper Bags and Church Shoes: Living at the Intersection of Faith and Motherhood. Additionally, Tracey’s writing has been published in print and online publications such as The Guardian, TheRoot.com, Ebony.com, The Chronicle for Higher Education, MyBrownBaby.com, DAME Magazine, and more.
From 2012 to 2014, this Louisville, KY native served as the Managing Editor at CLC Publications, where she was involved in shaping the work of wonderful writers like Fred Hartley, Matt Mitchell, and others. In 2016 at the BlogHer Conference by SheKnows Media, Tracey was honored as one of the “Voices of the Year” for her nuanced and creative perspective on mental health, PTSD, and self-care.
Tracey is the founder and President of NewSeason Books and Media. You can visit her online at www.traceymlewis.com