Lela Fagan (Jefferson)


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, a teacher and Football Coach. @LelaJFagan

Her Story

Reared by a mother who was already a grandmother two times over when she bore Lela.  Her mom recorded her life using the mediums of audio journals and drawings.
Her father, a recovering alcoholic, said his life was changed the day Lela entered it; his creative outlets were a camera and the canvas of recycled materials.  He often used scraps of wood, cotton, and metal in his artwork. Both her parents passed away before her 30th birthday; their stories of deliverance and restoration were the early fuse that sparked their daughter’s passion for self-expression and appreciation of the arts. Lela’s professional career has had her in pivotal roles in entertainment, and sports management; direct marketing (specializing in web production); non-for-profit church office management; executive support and events coordination. Lela is a change agent. That strives to create positive marks and long-standing relationships with each person she comes in contact with; may that arise directly or indirectly through her works.


The vision behind Memoirs of a Black Girl is to provide its readers and listeners a glimpse into the life and experiences of its creator Lela Fagan (Jefferson).  Lela hopes to inspire, motivate and encourage others to pursue their own dreams.
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