Lakeesha J. Harris is the co-founder of Black Witch University and founder of Black Witch Chronicles. A consummate freedom fighter for Black Liberation and Reproductive Justice, she currently works as the Reproductive Justice and Health Program Manager at Women With A Vision, Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most recently Lakeesha contributed to the anthology, Taking Back What is Already Ours: Pedagogies of Healing and Spirituality as Black Feminist Praxis and her self-published title, The Black Witch Spellbook.
Former positions include Health Educator and Alternative Insemination Coordinator at Chicago Women’s Health Center, one of the last remaining feminist health centers in the country. As a Reiki Master-Teacher, Root Worker and Diviner, her community healing work has spanned over two decades. She also considers herself to be an Urban Farmer, who consistently heals through the power of apartment farming and teaches the art of making use of small land spaces for food growth.
Lakeesha received her Bachelor’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies from Northeastern Illinois University. In 2011 she was selected as a Student Laureate of NEIU and received numerous awards for her work as a community activist, poet, and one of the founders of Seeds Literary Arts Journal of NEIU. She is a Playwright whose political literary work, Spirit House – a collaborative play with Dr. Geryll Robinson, was commissioned by the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center for the healing of the community.