Stacie J. Whitaker-Harris is a Minister of the Gospel, Author, Poet, Vocalist, Inspirational Speaker, Mental Health Advocate & Coach, Steward of Children, and a Peace Pusher that Advocates for Social Equality. She holds a Master’s in Law, Business and a Bachelor's in Nonprofit Management.
Stacie authored Hell & Heaven at 8 and is the visionary and co-author of The Whitaker Book of Poetry. She co-authored the following anthologies: Permission to Feel & Heal, My Now for the Future Woman, My Now for the College Grad, Strengthening Your Walk Daily Devotional, What Goes On In My House Stays In My House: Breaking My Silence for My Sanity, and appeared as a professional contributor in Upside Down, The Alarming Phenomena of Stress on University Students. She formerly contributed to The Examiners, Faith & Culture online newspaper.
Stacie served as the Keynote Speaker for the following: Revolutionary Christian Literacy Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s BSU Leadership Conference, and Zion Oasis Empowerment Ministries, to name a few. She spoke as a panelist for Grace New Hope women’s event: Real Issues Women Face (A Closer Look at Depression, Anxiety, Abuse, and Low Self-Esteem). As the Women Speak/We Speak Justice for All platform architect, she facilitated topics on Mental Wellness in the Black Community and Campus Safety and the College Climate.
As a vocalist, Stacie has performed on many stages. She opened the NAACP’s centennial celebration with the Black National Anthem, and she also sang Mary Mary’s Can’t Give Up Now. She rendered a selection on the same stage as Ruben Studdard in New York for the United Nations Inaugural World Sickle Cell Day.
Stacie uses the canvas to paint away pain, disconnect from her empathic gifts, reconnect to her heart, and refuel her soul. She loves all things art including knitting and creating sounds with her keyboard. She serves her community with compassion, resilience, and great faith.
Last but not least, she is the loving mother of three young adults that she cherishes as Jewels and a fur baby that she adores.