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I added a coaching page to my LELA House website and would love for you to check it out.

I’m targeting my life & writing coaching to black women writing nonfiction. This is definitely a shift for me, but it’s one I’m very excited about. I’ve spent my entire career advocating for everyone to have access to great writing support, and it’s been fantastic. I’ve had the privilege of watching many writers find confidence and demonstrate courage in their writing.

But I’ve also seen many black women flounder in their writing journeys because they didn’t have the support they needed in life, not just in writing. I’ve also floundered. It took me nine years to complete my doctorate not because I lacked the aptitude to do so, but rather, at least in part, because I needed a community of support that didn’t exist. What would have been beneficial to me as I moved through my program was antithetical to the path placed before me.

Any writer will tell you writing is about so much more than the writing. So I’m excited God is giving me the opportunity to provide black women writers with the support I always dreamed of having. Talk about a shift!

If you would like some support for the adventures of writing nonfiction while black and female, please comment to let me know! If you know someone who might appreciate this support please click the share button and pass this along!

And that’s my bit of creativity for today!

Roshaunda D. Cade, Ph.D. is a coach, educator, writer, and creator.  She lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband and teenage children and enjoys reading, writing, dancing, and pushing her creative boundaries.  You can follow her at,, and on LinkedIn, Medium, Youtube, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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