book coverBorn in Kansas City, Kansas and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and La Puente, California (Los Angeles), Elonda Clay is the author of Know That You Have Been Loved (Amazon KDP 2018). Know That You Have Been Loved is a poetry collection that explores how deep family ties, love and its substitutes, grief, pain, struggle, and laughter possess the potential to shape and inspire growth, healing, and self-love for each of us.

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Ever grounded in the legacies of her ancestors and America’s persistent wounds of race, Elonda uses historical turning points, nature, and the richness of women’s wisdom as her writing companions. Know That You Have Been Loved is her debut poetry collection & the first book in the Words from the Wells of Black Women’s Wisdom series. Her poetry collection blends forms and genres to address core themes of Womanist wisdom: family, love, survival, resistance, resilience, and laughter.