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Memoirs of a Black Girl | An Update – 8/2/09

Hello, my Memoirs Fans, Family and Friends,

I know it has been awhile and in some cases the first time you ever received an update from me pertaining to the Memoirs of a Black Girl writing series!  I want to, first off, thank you so much for your support.  Give some major big up to my father God, my big brother Jesus aka JC and my spiritual tutor the Holy Ghost for inspiring me to write again and share my innermost thoughts with you and the rest of the world!

I recently posted a little note to the haters, letting them know I was no longer concerned about their thoughts.  I am only focusing my attentions now on what God says and thinks of me.  I was and was very serious about that.  So, if you think at times my writings are bold or shocking…well I apologize, I am just keeping it real… and if need will  back it with scripture.

In case you did not know, my name is Lela Jefferson. I am the creator / author of the “…of a Black Girl” writing and poetry series and the voice behind the podcasts.  I also proudly hail from Brooklyn, NY, am 30 something, African American, female, member of World Changers Church – New York, single with no kids, heterosexual, and a living holy born-again Christian.   I do not confess I am perfect I have a lot of areas the trio mentioned above are helping me develop.  However, I can honestly and proudly say I am not the same Lela I was a year ago or even yesterday.

Just a little more background on me professionally I have worked in Entertainment Management, Direct Marketing Online in the areas of Web Producing and Development.   I have also worked in Office Administration Management in the for-profit and non-profit religious sectors. I consider myself a writer, poet, blogger, PR and marketing professional, web producer, consultant, mentoring coach and definitely an entrepreneur.

Most of my recent volunteer work has been either community based for my church or in relation to local politics.  In the past, I did  pro-bono public relations and participate in social marketing, this was before social media had a name, think tanks for a few entertainment celebrity clients.

Currently, I am working on re-inventing myself and establishing my brands.   My company Urban PR Connection is a New Media Marketing, and PR firm.  I am amercing myself deeply in social media in its inner workings.  It’s the new buzz term and is where those in my field are now. I am an avid reader/researcher.  So I actually budget in time for surfing the web and book shelves.   You can actually very soon check out what I am currently reading at

Enough about my background …Here is a quick list of projects and websites I am currently working on:

Writing Projects

  • Memoirs of a Black Girl – From 0 to 30 (memoirs / book)
  • Poetry of a Black Girl Vol. 1 – From Darkness to Light (a poetry collection / book)
  • Memoirs of a Black Girl – My 1st Trip to West Africa (transcriptions of my journal entries; age 15)

Blogs and Podcast


In closing (had to stop somewhere), for those that want to connect with me via my personal profile on Facebook; you can find me at and on twitter follow me as LelaJefferson

Till the next update…

Stay blessed and true to you,

Lela Jefferson

© 2009, Lela Jefferson Fagan. All rights reserved.

Lela Fagan (Jefferson) is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJefferson - See more at:

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