Sheila Wise Rowe holds a master’s degree in counseling, hails from Boston, has lived in Paris, and for a decade lived in Johannesburg, South Africa. For over 25 years, she’s been a counselor, spiritual director, author, and speaker. Sheila is a truth-teller who writes passionately about matters of faith and emotional healing. She advocates for the dignity, rights, and healing of abuse survivors, those carrying racial trauma, and racial (re)conciliation. Sheila has taught trauma healing and psychology at several colleges and the Africa Peace Institute in South Africa. She is the author of the award-winning book Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience. Her newest book, Young, Gifted, and Black: A Journey of Lament and Celebration, will be released in February, 2022.