Sharifa Stevens

Sharifa is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, born and raised in New York, and currently living in Dallas, TX. She graduated from Columbia University in New York with a Bachelor in African American Studies before earning a master in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Sharifa is a conglomeration of intersections: Bronx wisdom and prep-school code-switching; smoke shop Now-and-Laters and church peppermints; hip-hop and hymns. Sharifa aspires to use writing as a vehicle that moves readers to intersect with the sacred and the honest. She co-authored Only Light Can Do That: 60 Days of MLK Devotions for Kids, contributed to the books Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, & Marginalized Women of the Bible and Rally: Communal Prayers for Lovers of Jesus and Justice, and is writing her first book. Sharifa is wife to a Renaissance man, and mother to two lively boys.

Recent Posts

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Marrow: The Memory in Our Bones

By Sharifa Stevens / June 3, 2024

My mother is almost 80 years old. She still remembers her brothers. One dear child she held in her arms. She remembered his face. A beautiful child. He died at three weeks, and though she doesn’t remember why, I suspect it may have been the holes in the shack in which they all lived, an…