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Voices of Lament - Book Launch (Online)

Hi friends, I'm delighted to extend this special invitation to you:


Join us on November 16th for a virtual book launch hosted by Baker Books, featuring our editor, myself, and several of my fellow contributors to Voices of Lament: Reflections on Hope and Brokenness in a World Longing for Justice. It promises to be an inspiring event, and I will be delivering a performance of my poem, My Utmost Delight, which is chapter 1 of the timeless book. Find below a word from our editor and bios of contributors featuring at this special online event. Register for FREE


I hope to see you there!

~ Ifueko Ogbomo 'Lady InspiroLogos'



“So often, women of color are the ones who answer God's call to lead our communities and teach the coming generations what it means to walk closely with God, while working for justice, even in the darkest of times. Voices of Lament is a new book, a powerful collaboration from 29 Women of Color from a broad spectrum of racial, ethnic groups, generations, locations, and experiences. Through our reflections on Psalm 37, we take its themes of justice and lament, revealing God’s faithfulness in our own lives and our communities throughout generations. We invite you to join us for the Baker Book House launch of Voices of Lament. Join us to grow in empathy and understanding as we draw into deeper intimacy with God and experience the holy tension of lament and hope.”–– Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, editor

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is the president of T3 Leadership Solutions, Inc., and the visionary founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Leadership LINKS, Inc. She is an author, host of A Sojourner’s Truth podcast, speaker, consultant, and coach who engages, equips, and empowers people to live and lead on purpose.

This virtual event will feature the following contributors:

Ifueko Fex Ogbomo, alias Lady InspiroLogos, is a self-employed Nigerian writer, poet, performing artist, author, and sickle cell activist. For her internationally acclaimed work in the performing arts, she was classified as an “Alien of Extraordinary Ability” and awarded United States permanent residency in 2017. She enjoys sharing the gospel through storytelling. ifuekoogbomo.com; Instagram and Twitter: @inspirologos

Kat Armas is a Cuban American writer and podcaster from Miami, Florida. She is the author of Abuelita Faith: What Women in the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength and the host of The Protagonistas podcast. Her work sits at the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, spirituality, and Scripture. katarmas.com

Ka Richards is the wife of African American pastor Jahill, the mother of five, and a grandmother. As a Hmong American daughter of refugees, she grew up in impoverished multiethnic communities. She currently ministers in a predominately African American context, is a Charles Simeon Trust instructor, and is a contributor to the book His Testimonies, MyHeritage: Women of Color on the Word of God.

Mariah Humphries (MTS) is a Mvskoke Nation citizen, writer, and educator. Through her experience navigating the tension between Native and white American culture, she brings Native awareness to non-Native spaces. With over twenty years of vocational ministry service, she is focused on theology, racial literacy, and reconciliation within the American church. MariahHumphries.com; Instagram and Twitter: @MariahHumphries

Patricia Raybon is an award-winning Colorado author, essayist, and novelist who writes stories of faith and mystery. Her debut 1920s mystery novel, All That Is Secret: An Annalee Spain Mystery, was a Parade magazine fall 2021 “Mysteries We Love” selection and a PBS Masterpiece’s “Best Mystery Books of 2021: As Recommended by Bestselling Authors.” Asan African American follower of Christ, she encourages people globally to love God and each other. patriciaraybon.com

Renee Kylestewa Begay is from the Pueblo of Zuni, located in the southwestern part of New Mexico. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Donnie Begay, and they have three daughters. She is the national director for Nations, a conference speaker, and manages a resource website called The Talking Circle. She founded the Nations movement—a national ministry that seeks to build relationships with the Native American community. thetalkingcircle.com; Instagram: @reneebegay

Sheila Wise Rowe (MEd) is a truth-teller and is passionate about faith, emotional and racial trauma healing, and (re)conciliation. She advocates for the dignity and rights of the marginalized and abused. For thirty years Sheila was a therapist in Boston, France, and South Africa, and is now a sought-after writer, speaker, and spiritual director. She authored Healing Racial Trauma and Young, Gifted, and Black: A Journey of Lament and Celebration. SheilaWiseRowe.com

Tasha Jun is a Korean American writer, storyteller, and poet. She grew up in a multicultural, biracial family in cities all over the world. She is married with three kids. She writes about faith, ethnic identity, belonging, family, and finding beauty and shalom. Her work has appeared in numerous online and print publications, devotionals, and Bible studies. Tashajun.com



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